Betimes Definition

In good time; early.
American Heritage
Early or early enough.
He awoke betimes.
Webster's New World
Once in a while; on occasion.
American Heritage
Promptly; quickly.
Webster's New World
Quickly; soon.
American Heritage

Origin of Betimes

  • Middle English bitimes bi by by1 time time time -es adv. suff. –s3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English bitimes, from bi (“by”) + time and adverbial -s.

    From Wiktionary

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