avant la lettre

avant la lettre

Before something (a word, phrase, name, or specific entity, especially that which is anachronistic) was coined or created. From the French meaning "before the letter." So-called "hipsters" have always existed avant la lettre, but it's only in the last few decades that we've attempted to create a label for them.
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Nombreux ceux qui voient dans ce remue-menage les premisses d'une campagne electorale avant la lettre qu'il s'agisse des Municipales, mais aussi et surtout des echeances electorales de 2019 dont les acteurs principaux ont tout lieu d'etre Ennahdha et Nidaa , deux partis qui ont signe l'accord de Carthage en 2014 et dont le rapprochement fait craindre un [beaucoup moins que] jeu antidemocratique [beaucoup plus grand que] et cree aussi une crise de confiance chez l'electorat, souligne le site [beaucoup moins que]Middle East Eye[beaucoup plus grand que] (MEE).
care work") as a form of social-practice art avant la lettre.
Para Jose Emilio Pacheco, fue una suerte de new journalism avant la lettre de su tiempo.
C'est donc un pari mutuel de grande qualite, une sorte de grand prix saisonnier avant la lettre.
The second guiding principle evoked in the title is that of a "spatial turn" avant la lettre.
Specialists in agriculture were also sent, and acted as development workers avant la lettre, and to have success they had to cooperate and enter into dialogue with the population.
Shes thinking of Irene of Rome, fag hag avant la lettre, the one who took Sebastian home, worked the arrows out and washed the wounds, washed his skin, tended him.
Au Mali, la presse envisage deja une victoire avant la lettre, considerant que le tirage au sort de ce premier tour est clement pour l'equipe de Bamako.
Sur le dernier theme, celui de la confessionnalisation ou pas des cooperatives, nul doute que le pere Levesque par son refus de la confessionnalisation favorisa avant la lettre une "revolution tranquille" dans les organisations de la societe civile.
Este texto cobra actualidad porque en unas treinta paginas desmonta avant la lettre, aunque esa no podia ser su intencionalidad, ya que se produjo con varios anos de antelacion, la tesis sostenida por el reciente exito editorial La invencion del pasado (1); cuyo autor, de haber consultado este magnifico trabajo, nos habria ahorrado el penoso de leer la caterva trasnochada de su pseudoensayo.
He positions himself aggressively against the reading of Borges as a post-structuralist avant la lettre shuffling disemboweled texts, by insisting that ir Borges's writings are a directed dream, they are a sueno de vida that stages life in/as literature.
Smith" and a rehash of "Knight and Day" avant la lettre.
This may seem simply postmodern avant la lettre, but to label it that would be to mistake Lukacs's point.
Giovanni repeatedly and extravagantly professed his no-doubt-genuine devotion to Lorenzo, but--consummate hedge-funder avant la lettre that he was--he also enjoyed a long and close relationship with the Estensi rulers of Ferrara, who in 1475 enrolled him formally into their house.
A esto se une una importante situacion coyuntural, pues Dostoievski se convierte en la "superacion del nihilismo" y en un refutador de Nietzsche avant la lettre, segun el profesor turines.