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betime


betime


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betime  \Be*time"\,  Betimes  \Be*times"\,  adv  [Pref.  be-  (for  by) 
  +  time;  that  is  by  the  proper  time.  The  -s  is  an  adverbial 
  ending.] 
  1.  In  good  season  or  time;  before  it  is  late;  seasonably; 
  early. 
 
  To  measure  life  learn  thou  betimes.  --Milton. 
 
  To  rise  betimes  is  often  harder  than  to  do  all  the 
  day's  work  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  In  a  short  time;  soon;  speedily;  forth  with 
 
  He  tires  betimes  that  spurs  too  fast  betimes. 
  --Shak.