Crossword clues for ere
- "Blood hath been shed ___ now": Macbeth
- "But I heard him exclaim, ___ he drove ..."
- "Myself was stirring ___ the break of day": Shak.
- "___ fancy you consult, consult your purse": Benjamin Franklin
- Ahead of, in verse
- Not there, to 11-Down
- "We shun it ___ it comes": Emily Dickinson
- Homophone of 25-Across
- Double-bladed ___ II razor
- Preposition before now
- Previous to, in verse
- Syllable-saving poetic word
- "___ thou and peace may meet": Shelley
- "We'll teach you to drink deep ___ you depart": Hamlet
- Odist's "before"
- Before, in sonnets
- "Inconstancy falls off ___ it begins": Shak.
- Lead-in to now
- Before, to Kipling
- "Let us part, ___ the season of passion forget us": Yeats
- "We shun it ___ it comes": Dickinson
- Poet's "prior to"
- "Listen, ___ the sound be fled": Longfellow
- "___ fancy you consult, consult your purse": Franklin
- Odist's preposition
- Ahead of, once
- "___ I forsook the crowded solitude": Wordsworth
- Before, to the Bard
- Burns's "before"
- "Lord, We Ask Thee ___ We Part" (hymn)
- Emily Dickinson's "Ended, ___ it begun"
- "Thanks in old age - thanks ___ I go": Walt Whitman
- Before, old-style
- "___ on my bed my limbs I lay" (line from Coleridge)
- "Ended, ___ it begun" (Emily Dickinson poem)
- Up until, in poetry
- Lead-in to long
- "___ the bat hath flown / His cloister'd flight "
- Before, to Spenser
- Before, to Poe
- Homophone for air
- Sooner than, to Spenser
- Palindromic word
- Homophone for heir
- Heretofore, to Herrick
- Homophone for Aire
- Poetic word
- Homophone for Ayr
- Reversible preposition
- Before, to Keats
- Before, to Donne
- Before, in poesy
- Poet's previous to
- Prior, in poesy
- " . . . ___ I saw Elba"
- Middle of a Napoleonic palindrome
- Center of a famed palindrome
- Poetic before
- Middle of an old palindrome
- Before, to Prior
- Prior, in poetry
- Before, to Browning
- Before, to Longfellow
- With "long," this means soon
- "___ half my days . . . ": Milton
- Afore's poetic cousin
- Before, to Bryant
- "___ I was old!": Coleridge
- Heir's sound-alike
- Palindrome for Pryor
- Riley's "_____ I Went Mad"
- Rather than
- "Look ___ ye leap": Heywood
- A palindrome's pivot
- Before, to Tennyson
- Sonneteer's word
- Before, to an elegist
- "___ yet we loose the legions": Kipling
- Homophone for Eire
- Word with long or now
- Before, to Blake
- Sooner than, to Shakespeare
- Center of a well-known palindrome
- Before, either way
- Middle of a palindrome
- "Maid of Athens, ___ we part . . . "
- Before, to Marlowe
- Rather than, to Hamlet
- Rather than, poetically
- Poet's palindrome
- Bard's word
- Palindrome word
- Palindrome in a palindrome
- Previous to, in poesy
- Middle of a palindrome re Napoleon
- "You always end ___ you begin": Shak.
- Earlier than, to poets
- Before, to Beaumont
- Before, to Hamlet
- Long lead-in
- " . . . ___ the mightiest Julius fell": Shak.
- "Air" homophone
- Before, to Suckling
- Middle of a well-known palindrome
- ___ long (soon)
- Present, in Soho
- " . . . was I ___ I saw . . . "
- Hamlet's "before"
- Before, in hymnody
- Prior to, to Poe
- Prior, to Browning
- " . . . ___ he drove out of sight": Moore
- Center of a palindrome
- Heir homophone
- Prior, to Poe
- Palindrome center
- Rather than, to Cowper
- Before, in palindromes
- Before, to bards
- Long opening
- Poet's word
- Before, to Byron
- Long intro
- Up to
- Prior, to Prior
- Earlier than
- Before, to Burns
- James Whitcomb Riley's "_____ I Went Mad"
- Long start
- Before, before
- Prior to
- Prior to, in poems
- Before, in verse
- Palindromic preposition
- Byron's before
- Poet's preposition
- Prior to, to Prior
- Poet's "before"
- Obsolete preposition
- Before, in poetry
- Prior to, in poetry
- Middle of a famous palindrome
- Poetic preposition
- Before, to poets
- Long opening?
- "Look ___ ye leap"
- "Able was I ___..."
- Before, to a poet
- Up until
- Prior to, poetically
- Before, once
- Previous word
- Obsolescent preposition
- "Maid of Athens, ___ we part": Byron
- Palindromist's preposition
- Shortly before?
- Poetic palindrome
- Word used before now
- "___ pales in Heaven the morning star": Lowell
- Bard's "before"
- In advance of
- "... ___ he drove out of sight"
- "___ on my bed my limbs I lay": Coleridge
- Prior to, in old times
- Long intro?
- "___ he drove out of sight..."
- It comes before long
- It may come before long
- Before, for a bard
- Before, to a bard
- Previous to
- Word before long or now
- Bard's before
- Before, of yore
- Word before now
- Palindromic conjunction
- Word before while
- Preceding, in verse
- "___ the mother's milk had dried": Kipling
- "___ the steamer bore him Eastward ...": Kipling
- Ode preposition
- Browning's "before"
- "___ Time transfigured me": Yeats
- Long introduction?
- "But I heard him exclaim, ___ he ..."
- Byron's "before"
- "___ the long roll of the ages end" (start of an old Irish song)
- Poet's before
- "A little ___ the mightiest Julius fell": Shak.
- "Able was I ___ вЂ¦"
- It may appear before long
- "That will be ___ the set of sun": "Macbeth"
- "___ the bat hath flown / His cloister'd flight вЂ¦": Macbeth
- Bard's preposition
- Before, in 29-Down
- Sooner than
- "вЂ¦ ___ he drove out of sight"
- "... die strangled ___ my Romeo comes?": Shak.
- "... the sun paused ___ it should alight": Shelley
- Poetic conjunction
- Byronic "before"
- "I hope to see London once ___ I die": "Henry IV, Part 2"
- Lead-in for long
- Before of yore
- "Maid of Athens, ___ We Part" (Byron poem)
- Prior to, in poesy
- "вЂ¦ ___ I again behold my Romeo!"
- "But I heard him exclaim, ___ he вЂ¦"
- "For Lycidas is dead, dead ___ his prime": Milton
- "But I heard him exclaim, ___ вЂ¦"
- "I kissed thee ___ I killed thee": Othello
- "... ___ the set of sun": "Macbeth"
- In the time leading up to
- "___ Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the Weary Eyes" (Dunbar poem)
- Prior to, in verse
- Before, in a ballade
- "___ the bat hath flown / His cloister'd flight ...": Macbeth
- Before, poetically
- "Able was I ___ I saw Elba"
- Outmoded preposition
- "___ I let fall the windows of mine eyes": Shak.
- To be abroad
- "___ upon my bed I lay me": Longfellow
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ere \Ere\, v. t.
To plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t.
Ere \Ere\ ([=a]r or [^a]r; 277), prep. & adv. [AS. [=ae]r, prep., adv., & conj.; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. [=e]r, G. eher, D. eer, Icel. [=a]r, Goth. air. [root]204. Cf. Early, Erst, Or, adv.]
Before; sooner than. [Archaic or Poetic]
Myself was stirring ere the break of day.
Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.
Sir, come down ere my child die.
--John iv. 49.
I will be thrown into Etna, . . . ere I will leave her.
Ere long, before, shortly.
Ere now, formerly, heretofore.
Ere that, & Or are. Same as Ere.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, from Old English ær (adv., conj., & prep.) "soon, before (in time)," from Proto-Germanic *airiz, comparative of *air "early" (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German er, Dutch eer; German eher "earlier;" Old Norse ar "early;" Gothic air "early," airis "earlier"), from PIE *ayer- "day, morning" (cognates: Avestan ayar "day;" Greek eerios "at daybreak," ariston "breakfast"). The adverb erstwhile retains the Old English superlative ærest "earliest."
Etymology 1 adv. (context obsolete English) At an earlier time. (10th-17th c.) alt. (context obsolete English) At an earlier time. (10th-17th c.) prep. (context poetic archaic English) before; sooner than. Etymology 2
n. (obsolete form of ear English)
Ere is a village in the Belgian province Hainaut, and a sub-municipality of the Walloon city Tournai
Category:Tournai Category:Populated places in Hainaut (province)
Usage examples of "ere".
I may abide here beyond the two days if the adventure befall me not ere then.
Now he thought that he would abide their coming and see if he might join their company, since if he crossed the water he would be on the backward way: and it was but a little while ere the head of them came up over the hill, and were presently going past Ralph, who rose up to look on them, and be seen of them, but they took little heed of him.
I have not found the damsel ere ye turn back, I must needs abide in this land searching for her.
So shall we go forth ere it be known that the brother of the Lord of the Porte is abiding at the Lamb.
I am quite transported at the thought that ere long, perhaps very soon, I shall bid an eternal adieu to all the pains and uneasinesses, and disquietudes of this weary life.
Then I knew them for the foemen and their deeds to be I knew, And I gathered the reins together to ride down the hill amain, To die with a good stroke stricken and slay ere I was slain.
Lady Blandish, pressing an almondy finger-nail to one of the Aphorisms, which instanced how age and adversity must clay-enclose us ere we can effectually resist the magnetism of any human creature in our path.
I did but wish to show that the long-bow could do that which an arbalest could not do, for you could not with your moulinet have your string ready to speed another shaft ere the bird drop to the earth.
Hrothgar, bade his men await his return for two whole days and nights ere they definitely gave him up for lost.
Malagigi, hearing him bewail his loss, bade him be of good cheer, promising to restore Bayard ere long, although he would be obliged to go to Mount Vulcanus, the mouth of hell, to get him.
I pray thee, ere thou convince gay attire of inward folly, lest beholding thee we misdoubt thy precept--or thy wisdom.
I be a younger son, younger grandson, and ere younger great-grandson and precious little noble blude flows in me.
Suffice it to say that, ere long, Bozo detected the faint but unmistakable spoor of a good-sized jinko and hunted it down, finally cornering the unhappy vegetable in a cul-de-sac formed by low, rocky hills.
Scotland ere the bulk of English arms caught up to them was bruited about, there was a roar of general acclamation for the newmade sovereign.
The initiatory contest between Lydon and Tetraides being less deadly than that between the other combatants, no sooner had they advanced to the middle of the arena than, as by common consent, the rest held back, to see how that contest should be decided, and wait till fiercer weapons might replace the cestus, ere they themselves commenced hostilities.