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paravant

(ˈpærəˌvɑːnt)
adv
first; pre-eminently
n
a pre-eminent person or thing
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Yet so much grace let her vouchsafe to grant To simple swaine, sith her I may not loue: Yet that I may her honour paravant, And praise her worth, though far my wit aboue.
Ainsi, "une femme pourra s'horrifier d'un 'oeil au beure noir', car il sera une trace visible de son etat de 'femme battue', alors qu'elle aura accepte au paravant (...) des blessures bien plus mutilantes" (27).
Noz bons ayeulx, qui cest art demenoient, Pour en parler, Petrarque n'apprenoient, Ains franchement leur Dame entretenoient Sans fard ou couverture: Mais aussi tost qu'Amour s'est faict scavant, Luy, qui estoit Francis au paravant, Est devenu flatteur, et decevant, Et de Thusque nature.
(203.) In 2009, two Paravant (a Blackwater subsidiary) contractors driving back to base at night were involved in a car accident with an Afghani civilian.
Il avait decide au paravant de grimper le sommet de l' Everest aux Indes.
on the shooting of Afghan civilians by two Paravant employees.
During a hearing of the Senate armed services committee, it also emerged that to shed its disrepute and win contracting business in Afghanistan, Blackwater created a shell company called 'Paravant.'
Earlier in January, two US security contractors working for Paravant LLC, a unit of Blackwater's renamed successor Xe, were arrested in Afghanistan on charges they murdered two Afghans in Kabul and wounded a third.
(47) Ibid., 1615: "Quelques chroniques nous veulent faire croire, que paravant les Rois de France portoient trois Crapaux, les autres disent trois Croissans," 31.
DRS Tactical Systems, formerly Paravant, recently selected for the Common Hardware/Software 3 (CHS-3) programme by prime contractor General Dynamics C4 Systems, had mock ups of its V3 product on show at the recent DSEi exhibition in London (see the show report in this issue).
CELT: Car il a bien falu que l'Italie ait dict Assassino longtemps que la France dist Assacin ou Assacinateur, veu que le mestier d'assaciner avoit este exerce en ce pays la long temps au paravant qu'on sceust en France que c'estoit.