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Early, adj. coming before the usual time: “the --iest fruit,” As III, 2, 125. “an e. spring,” H4B I, 3, 38. Particularly used of the time before the day is much advanced: “one e. morn,” Sonn. 33, 9. “an e. stirrer,” H4B III, 2, 3. H5 IV, 1, 6. “the e. village cock,” R3 V, 3, 209. “'tis but e. days,” Troil. IV, 5, 12. “what e. tongue,” Rom. II, 3, 32. “at these e. hours,” Per. III, 2, 22. “to-morrow with your --iest let me have speech with you,” Oth. II, 3, 7 (as soon as you are up).
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