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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erst  \Erst\  ([~e]rst),  adv  [Orig.  superlative  of  ere;  AS 
  [=ae]rest.  See  {Ere}.]  [Archaic] 
  1.  First  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Previously;  before  formerly;  heretofore.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Tityrus  with  whose  style  he  had  erst  disclaimed  all 
  ambition  to  match  his  pastoral  pipe.  --A.  W.  Ward. 
 
  {At  erst},  at  first  at  the  beginning. 
 
  {Now  at  erst},  at  this  present  time.  --Chaucer. 




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