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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.
From an early age, Chaplin believed in his talents.
memories of my early childhood
Julia is in her early thirties.
The project is still in its very early stages.
It is too early to predict whether the unemployment rate has peaked.
We didn’t think much about the environment in those early days.
in the early Middle Ages
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?
My train was ten minutes early.
You’re a little early for the party.
The early settlers used to heat their cabins with coal.
early editions of the novel