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fore prep. (in mod. edd. usually “'fore”; 1 and 2 late exx. of the senses)
1. in the presence of Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 403 “Contract us these witnesses”; in asseverations All'sW. II. iii. 51 “ God, I think so,” Cor. I. i. 126 “Fore me.”
2. before (of time) Meas. II. ii. 160 “At any time noon,” Cor. IV. vii. 3 “the grace fore meat.”
3. in preference to 1H6 I. iii. 22 “prizest him me?.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 1.1
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, 4.3
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