Origin of aforeMiddle English afore, aforn from Old English onforan, before: see a- and fore
Afore is defined as before, or something done previously.
Something that was mentioned previously is an example of afore.
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Origin of aforeMiddle English from Old English onforan on at ; see on . foran before ( from fore ; see fore . )
Middle English afore, aforn, from Old English onforan or ætforan. (a- + fore)
- No, Pete spotted them afore they saw us, so we got away.
- Edward Wright died, as has been mentioned, in 1615, and his son, Samuel Wright, in the preface states that his father " gave much commendation of this work (and often in my hearing) as of very great use to mariners "; and with respect to the translation he says that " shortly after he had it returned out of Scotland, it pleased God to call him away afore he could publish it."
- C. 3) provided that "of all manner of contracts, pleas and quarrels, and other things rising within the bodies of the counties as well by land as by water, and also of wreck of the sea, the admiral's court shall have no manner of cognizance, power, nor jurisdiction; but all such manner of contracts, pleas and quarrels, and all other things rising within the bodies of counties, as well by land as by water, as afore, and also wreck of the sea, shall be tried, determined, discussed and remedied by the laws of the land, and not before nor by the admiral, nor his lieutenant in any wise.