- He arrived betimes at Bipin's house there, and took him to the Bar Library, where Asu Babu was sure to be found when not engaged in Court. - "Tales of Bengal", S. B. Banerjea.
- Who's to go afield betimes after t' sheep in t' morn, if he's ca'ed up to- neet? - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
- Instead of the satisfactory scourge and hair shirt of rising betimes next morning, try the more commonplace penance of going to bed in proper time the next night, without any dawdling. - "Stray Thoughts for Girls", Lucy H. M. Soulsby.