tofore

tofore

(təˈfɔː; tʊˈfɔː)
prep
before
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Or, on the other hand, he might be a man here- tofore doomed to peace and obscurity, but, in reality, made to shine in war.
This monstrous world that monsters breeds as rife As men tofore it bred by native kind By births that show corrupted nature's strife Declares what sins beset the secret mind.
244: "Sir, said she [Solomon's wife], syne it is so that this knight ought to pass all knights of chivalry which have been tofore him and shall come after him, moreover I shall tell you, said she, ye shall go into Our Lord's temple, where is King David's sword, your father, the which is the marvelloust and the sharpest that ever was taken in any knight's hand.
Do perto also a potel of good wyn & penne seep it as it ys seyde tofore.
CA: What has been RoHS's effect on the here tofore exempt segments?
Forthy y rede yow ryche, reueles when ye maketh, For to solace youre soules suche munstrals to haue: The pore for a fol sage sittynge at thy table, With a lered man to lere the what oure lord suffrede For to saue thy soule fram satan thyn enemye, And fithele thee withoute flaterynge of god friday pe geste, And a blynd man for a bordor, or a bedredene womman, To crye a largesse tofore oure lord, youre good loos to shewe.
THenne for as moche I late hade fynysshede in enprynte the book of the noble and vyctoryous kynge Arthur, fyrst of the thre moost noble and worthy of crysten kynges, ande also tofore had reduced into englisshe the noble hystorye and lyf of Godefroy of boloyn kynge of Iherusalem, last of the saide iij worthy, Somme persones of noble estate ande degree haue desyrede me to reduce thystorye ande lyf of the noble ande crysten prynce Charles the grete, kyng of fraunce and emperour of Rome, the seconde of the thre worthy, to thende that thystoryes, actes, and lyues may be hade in our maternal tongue, lyke as they be in latyn or in frensshe.
Yet this time Caxton directs his readers not only to pray for Chaucer's soul but also to visit his tomb, to which he provides explicit directions: "the body and corps lieth buried in th'Abbay of Westminstre beside London tofore the Chapele of Seynte Benet.
71) The Marshals, Smiths, and Bladesmiths in 1580 kept a 'Corpus christi light' as well as a candle before an image or altar of St Eloi in St William's Chapel on Ouse Bridge, obligations that, along with the maintenance of their pageant, 'haue been tofore of Aunceaunt tyme' and that they wish to continue if they can ward off incursions by the Cutlers.
The Mumming at Eltham is "a balade" by Lydgate "for a momyng tofore pe kyng and pe qwene.
Bot in this wise a man mai lere Hou that the world is gon aboute, The which welnyh is wered oute, After the forme of that figure Which Daniel in his scripture Expondeth, as tofore is told.
218) In any event, a recourse to separation theory is not always the best or the most expeditious way to proceed in a political climate that points to a less exacting insularity of the branches of government than here tofore.