Be*time" (?), Be*times" (?), adv. [Pref. be- (for by) + time; that is, by the proper time. The -s is an adverbial ending.]

1.

In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early.

To measure life learn thou betimes. Milton.

To rise betimes is often harder than to do all the day's work. Barrow.

2.

In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.

He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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