1. Before means earlier than.
We must leave before four o'clock.
2. Before can mean in a more important position than.
She is so ambitious that she puts her job before her family.
3. Before can mean facing.
The handsome singer had many adoring fans before him.
4. Before can mean in the future.
The bride smiled as she thought of the happiness before her.
5. Before can mean in the presence of.
I was told to appear before the judge.
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Dutch speed skater Stefan Groothuis is the reigning sprint champion with gold in the 1000 meters at the winter Olympics 2014, taking the Dutch supremacy over speed skating to four golds. Groothuis first major international was in 2005. Aged 32 and born on 23rd November, he is married to Ester Groothuis and has two children. Groothuis represented the Netherlands in previous Olympics at Vancouver 2010 and Torino 2006 making this his third Olympic games. Groothuis is an inspiration for athletes having recovered from psychological problems in 2011, a severed Achilles tendon in 2008 and a fibula fracture again in 2013.