betimes


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be·times

 (bĭ-tīmz′)
adv. Archaic
1. In good time; early: "A beneficent microclimate brings out the camellias betimes" (John Russell).
2. Once in a while; on occasion.
3. Quickly; soon.

[Middle English bitimes : bi, by; see by1 + time, time; see time + -es, adv. suff.; see -s3.]

betimes

(bɪˈtaɪmz)
adv
1. in good time; early
2. in a short time; soon
[C14 bitimes; see by, time]

be•times

(bɪˈtaɪmz)

adv.
1. early; in good time.
2. occasionally; at times.
3. Archaic. within a short time; soon.
[1275–1325; Middle English bitimes]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.betimes - in good timebetimes - in good time; "he awoke betimes that morning"

betimes

adverb
1. Before the expected time:
Idioms: ahead of time, in advance, with time to spare.
Translations
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aikaisinpian
tidigt

betimes

[bɪˈtaɪmz] ADV (liter) (= early) → temprano, al alba; (= quickly) → rápidamente; (= in good time) → a tiempo

betimes

adv (old, liter)beizeiten (geh)
References in classic literature ?
Let parents choose betimes, the vocations and courses they mean their children should take; for then they are most flexible; and let them not too much apply themselves to the disposition of their children, as thinking they will take best to that, which they have most mind to.
In the evening he cut out the work, and went to bed early, that he might get up and begin betimes next day; but he was saved all the trouble, for when he got up in the morning the work was done ready to his hand.
And whoever wanteth to have fame, must take leave of honour betimes, and practise the difficult art of--going at the right time.
The old man was up, betimes, next morning, and waited impatiently for the appearance of his new associate, who after a delay that seemed interminable, at length presented himself, and commenced a voracious assault on the breakfast.
Not many days after Sir Richard of the Lea came to Sherwood Forest, word reached Robin Hood's ears that my lord Bishop of Hereford would be riding that way betimes on that morning.
The house where he had left him was in a by-street in Southwark, not far from London Bridge; and thither he hied with all speed, bent upon returning with as little delay as might be, and getting to bed betimes.
Betimes, therefore, the next day, Hester took little Pearl -- who was necessarily the companion of all her mother's expeditions, however inconvenient her presence -- and set forth.
In the morning, he was up betimes, and went straight to his bench and to work.
She need be accustomed to such loads betimes thought, neighbor, for she will carry weight when you are dead.
Phoebe, my dear little girl," said Hepzibah, after a moment's pause,"you were up betimes, and have been busy all day.
She speaks betimes in her own voice, in the voice of Shawnandithit, and at times through a double voice.
Now blacke Will stirred in the morning betimes, but mist the waie, & taried in a wrong place.