Definition of 以前


adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • ago; since; before; previous

Example Sentences

I used to smoke. I was quite a heavy smoker.
There had never been any ill-feeling between them until that night.
Recently my haemorrhoids, which I've had from before, are painful.
Nowadays parents treat their children more as equals than they used to and the child is given more freedom to make his or her own decisions in life.
Politeness is less observed today than it used to be.

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