- In time foregone or past.
Whosoever should make light of any thing afore spoken or written, out of his own house a tree should be taken, and he thereon be hanged. Esdras, vi. 22.
If he never drank wine afore, it will go near to remove his fit. Shakespeare's Tempest.
- First in the way.
Æmilia, run you to the citadel,
And tell my lord and lady what hath hap'd;
Will you go on afore? Shakespeare's Othello.
- In front; in the fore-part.
Approaching nigh, he reared high afore
His body monstrous, horrible and vast. Fairy Queen.