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Before a time or event

before

adverb, conjunction, preposition

earlier than a particular time, event, or action

first

adverb, number, pronoun, noun

coming, happening, or starting before all the others

early

adverb

before the usual or expected time

previous

adjective

a previous event, period, or thing happened or existed before the one that you are talking about

since

adverb, conjunction, preposition

before now, or before a particular point in the past

barely

adverb

used for emphasizing that something happened only a very short time before something else

prior

adjective

happening, existing, or done before a particular time

by the time

used for saying what has already happened at the time that something else happens

advance

adjective

done, obtained, or announced before a particular time or event

earlier

adverb

at a time before the present or before the time you are talking about

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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