- 1 • archaic Before the usual or expected time; early: next morning I was up betimesMore example sentences
- People Rise Betimes to Quaff the Health-Giving Waters in Central Park.
- And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
- Up very betimes and walked (my boy with me) to Mr. Coles, and after long waiting below, he being under the barbers hands, I spoke with him, and he did give me much hopes of getting my debt that my brother owed me, and also that things would go well with my father.
- 2chiefly North American Sometimes; on occasion.More example sentences
- Waves so high that they disappeared into clouds, gales that betimes lifted the boat from the very sea, rain and hail, all manner of precipitation.
- Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows aught, what is't to leave betimes?
- ‘There is no Terry Spencer here,’ I said, only to discover an apologetic police officer now asking for Mr Joseph, saying betimes: ‘We have a lot of reports.’
More definitions of betimesDefinition of betimes in:
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