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Definition of "ere" []

  • Previous to; before. (preposition)
  • Rather than; before. (conjunction)

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Use "ere" in a sentence
  • "I told 'im to be' ere under this tree; he wants more lookin 'after than any -- oh, _'ere_ you are!"
  • "Doubtless he will be stripped of this title ere long, like Captain Dreyfus having his sword ceremonially broken and the epaulettes torn from his shoulders."
  • "The ere is a problem, we know what we need to look for and we need to enforce the existing laws."