- And, ere yet they could perfectly believe Gongylus, an express was brought from Gylippus, to bid them go forth to meet him. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- " As for Annie- she must have given me up for dead long ere now," he said to himself. - "Annie o' the Banks o' Dee", Gordon Stables.
- He commanded me to be brought again before him ere I was bound to the pile. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.