Part of speech: conjunction


Part of speech: preposition

Sooner than; before; rather than.

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Usage examples "ere":

  1. Thou hast seen, ere quite the end, What choice must needs be stronger: which to do Shows a wise- minded woman. - "Medea of Euripedes", Euripedes.
  2. So, ere Mr. Hastings departed, it was arranged that Eugenia and her mother should next morning go down with him to the city, and that in the evening he would, perhaps, accompany them to the concert. - "Dora Deane", Mary J. Holmes.
  3. He was beside her ere his name had left her lips. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.