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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?
This is the British English definition of early. View American English definition of early.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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