before Christ


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before Christ

adv. Abbr. BC or bc
In a specified year of the pre-Christian era.
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Adv.1.before Christ - before the Christian era; used following dates before the supposed year Christ was born; "in 200 BC"
References in classic literature ?
It must give it up because, as a wise man once said many centuries before Christ, there is such a thing as leaving mankind alone; there is no such thing as governing mankind.
Far back in the twilight of history, at least 1,700 years before Christ, the Chinese people sang their songs of kings and feudal princes good or bad, of husbandry, or now and then songs with the more personal note of simple joys and sorrows.