What does the word prior mean?

  • First, foremost,' as.

Usage examples for prior

  1. " Which I've onfolded to you prior of Jennie's gettin' jealous of Dave touchin' that English towerist female; but this yere last trouble ain't no likeness nor kin to that. – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  2. On my observing that the slab belonged to a date prior to the Christians, they were astonished, and asked, " Who were before the Christians?" – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  3. The Prior is delighted with it; he has not heard anything so interesting for a long time. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young

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