Tofore
Tofore To*fore", Toforn To*forn", prep. & adv. [AS. t[=o]foran. See {To}, prep., {Fore}.] Before. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Toforn him goeth the loud minstrelsy. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Would thou wert as thou tofore hast been! --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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