- He's there afore us! - "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
- I'm thinkin', hooever, Cosmo, a body maun be nearhan' seein' o' himsel' afore anither can lat him see onything. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
- Therewith Birdalone began her story without more ado, even as ye have heard it afore. - "The Water of the Wondrous Isles", William Morris.