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erst Syllabification: erst

Definition of erst in English:

adverb

archaic
Long ago; formerly: the friends whom erst you knew
More example sentences
  • Here sleeps the Man, who erst denied mean self.
  • Guide me, who erst trod so daintily the streets of Troy, but now am but a slave.

Origin

Old English ǣrest, superlative of ǣr (see ere).

Words that rhyme with erst

accursed, burst, curst, first, headfirst, Hurst, thirst, under-rehearsed, unrehearsed, unversed, verst, worst, wurst

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