Toforn
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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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heretofore — /hear teuh fawr , fohr /, adv. before this time; until now. [1300 50; ME heretoforn, equiv. to here HERE + toforn, OE toforan (to TO + foran before; see FORE1)] * * * …   Universalium

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