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Afore

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AFO'RE, adv. or prep. a and fore.

1. In front.
2. Between one object and another, so as to intercept a direct view or intercourse as, to stand between a person and the light of a candle - a popular use of the word.
3. Prior in time before anterior prior time being considered as in front of subsequent time.

The grass which withereth afore it groweth up. Psalms 129 .

In all these senses it is now inelegant, and superseded by before.

4. In seaman's language, toward the head of the ship further forward, or nearer the stem as, afore the windlas. Afore the mast, is a phrase which is applied to a common sailor, one who does duty on the main deck, or has no office on board the ship.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Afore'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/a/afore.html.

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