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In the early 1980s, several thousand jobs were lost.
The temperature drops to below freezing in the early evening.
The plants flower in early spring.
Spring was unusually early that year.
Let's have an early lunch and then go to the cinema.
Is it too early to phone them?
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the part of the nucleus of an atom that has a positive electrical charge