- And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when I had charge of the wine, that I took up the wine and gave it to the king, and I had not beforetime been sad. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
- I knew that where beforetime he was wont to have forty great sails, at the least, in his ports, now he hath not past six or seven. - "Raleigh", Edmund Gosse.
- And likewise three pence vpon euery pound of siluer in the carying out of any such goods and marchandises which are bought in our realme and dominion aforesayd aboue the customes beforetime payd vnto vs or any of our progenitors. - "The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, v. 1, Northern Europe", Richard Hakluyt.