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Before — US. [bɪˈfɔːr], UK. [bɪˈfɔː]

Main meanings:

  1. In advance of a specified time or event.
  2. In the presence or sight of; in front of.
  3. Prior to a particular point in time or order of events.


10 simple sentences:

  • He left the room before I arrived.
  • Have you met him before?
  • Finish your homework before bedtime.
  • We should eat something before leaving.
  • I’ve never seen this movie before.
  • They were friends long before dating.
  • We arrived just before the storm.
  • Check the weather forecast before traveling.
  • She practiced piano before the recital.
  • Have you visited this place before?


The sentences from movies:

I’ve done it before. – Inception (2010)

We’ve met before. – The Great Gatsby (2013)

Business before pleasure. – Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

I’ve seen it all before. – Doctor Strange (2016)

He’s kept his mouth shut before. – Reptile (2023)

That was before I knew who you were. – Captain Marvel (2019)

Where did you girls play before? – Some Like It Hot (1959)

This has never happened before. – Jules (2023)

I have lost my heart many times before. – Rat Race (2001)

You never said that before. – American Hustle (2013)

Well, I should look at them before you go. – The English Patient (1996)

Ever simulate anger before? – I, Robot (2004)

I never done this before. – Pulp Fiction (1994)

We met before once or twice. – The Usual Suspects (1995)

Careful, he’s stronger than before. – Blue Beetle (2023)

Before you make a fool of yourself. – Joker (2019)

I’ve seen this before somewhere. – The Boss Baby (2017)

The year before those two others were killed. – Friday The 13th (1980)

I’ve never felt like this before. – Mamma Mia (2008)

Ja, of course, before he changed it. – Ratatouille (2007)

Before that? – A Few Good Men (1992)

Gabe, this was the day before. – Michael Clayton (2007)

Before sunrise, he’s your son. – The Lion King (1994)

Become a member before it’s too late! – Extinct (2021)

I’ve never seen anything like this before. – War of the Worlds (2005)

I was harsh about your business before. – Murder Mystery 2 (2023)

They were better before. – Cars (2006)

I don’t think I can get home before 9:00 or 10:00. – The Shining (1980)

Before the entire Wizengamot. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix( 2007)

I wanted to catch you before you got busy. – Rocky Balboa (2006)

Like I said before, Bonnie’s not scary. – Toy Story 4 (2019)

I’ve heard this before. – Bad Boys (1995)

There’s a vote before the group. – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

You’ve done this before? – Taxi Driver (1976)

See it before it opens? – Last Action Hero (1993)

We met, like, several times before. – Cloverfield (2008)

Ever seen a room like this before? – Rain Man (1988)

Gonna be a while before I can do that. – Million Dollar Baby (2004)

You’ve never been that ticklish before. – Tootsie (1982)

We all get laid before we graduate. – American Pie (1999)

I would die before I help you. – Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)

I’ve heard it before. – The Notebook (2004)

How many shrinks you go to before me? – Good Will Hunting (1997)