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English Reference for izen (いぜん)

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adverbial noun noun (temporal) ago, since, before, previous
Example sentences
London, where I live, used to be famous for its fog
My father used to smoke, but now he doesn't
They say the landlord used to be well off
He used to eat out every day, but he can't afford it
There used to be a pond around here
Many people are better off than they used to be
Fires are less frightening today than they once were, because more and more houses are built of concrete, and concrete houses do not burn as easily as the old wooden ones
If anything, my father seems happier than before
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