erenow

adverb ere·now \ er-ˈnau̇ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of erenow

archaic + literary
: before this time : heretofore
  • … Arboriculture would indeed have been improved, under such an instructor. His excellent example would long erenow have rendered both science and information indispensable to our profession.
  • —Sir Henry Steuart
  • "His vengeance may be delayed for a time, but not forever," she answered … . "You say true, lovely Ellen; and I have done enough, erenow, to insure its heaviest weight. …"
  • —Nathaniel Hawthorne

First Known Use of erenow

14th century

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