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Definition of "betimes" []

  • In good time; early: "A beneficent microclimate brings out the camellias betimes” ( John Russell). (adverb)
  • Once in a while; on occasion. (adverb)
  • Archaic Quickly; soon. (adverb)
  • In good time; early (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In a short time; soon (adverb)

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Use "betimes" in a sentence
  • "They concluded that his resurrection would be his entrance upon his kingdom, and therefore were resolved to put in betimes for the best place; nor would they lose it for want of speaking early."
  • "Those that will go abroad with Christ must begin betimes with him, early in the morning of their days, must begin every day with him, seek him early, seek him diligently."
  • "When a day's work is to be done for God and souls it is good to begin betimes, and take the day before us."
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