betimes[bē tīmz′, bi-]
- early or early enough: he awoke betimes
- promptly; quickly
Origin: Middle English bitimes ; from bi, by plush time, time plush adv. genitive -(e)s, -s
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- In good time; early: “A beneficent microclimate brings out the camellias betimes” (John Russell).
- Once in a while; on occasion.
- Archaic Quickly; soon.
Origin: Middle English bitimes : bi, by; see by1 + time, time; see Time + -es, adv. suff.; see -s3.