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.
Mucedorus's line 'In tyme tofore when fortune did not frowne', which occurs shortly after a stage direction for the clown (Mouse) to sing, turns out to be an allusion to the song Fortune, my foe, why dost thou frown on me?, strongly suggesting that Mouse sang that precise song and that Muce-dorus was echoing its phrasing (603).
Then know that which ne're tofore was known: I am no shepherd, no Aragonian I, But born of royal blood.
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. Let be pacient vse pis after mete & not before, but ones after none & at cue last & algate hoot.
In fact, there are even marked similarities between Beryn's appetite for gambling and the entire expedition itself, which brings him 'dobill good that he had tofore' (l.
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." In guiding his readers to these precincts, he of course also directs them to the site where the printer defeats Chaucer's death by reproducing his words.
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.