This could have been an imitation of earlier vessels which were made of leather sewn onto wood.
This was agreed at an earlier meeting.
The story isn't in earlier editions of the papers.
Earlier reports of gunshots have not been confirmed.
a letter which he had written at an earlier date
The match has been moved to an earlier time.
I ought to get up earlier.
I can't come any earlier.
She left earlier than us.
Here's one I made earlier.
I saw him earlier.
political reforms announced earlier this year
As mentioned earlier, the University supplements this information with an interview.