sooner than intended

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McLernon brought Johns Spirit from last to first and after pacesetter Easter Meteor fell at the second-last, he hit the front sooner than intended.
King's Turn Over improves Alan King's Plumpton strike-rate is second to none and his Turn Over Sivola kept up the good work when readily landing the odds in the 2m novice hurdle, scoring by seven lengths in the hands of Robert Thornton, finding himself in front sooner than intended.
Mrs Challinor said they married sooner than intended, just in case Mr Challinor was called to serve in the army.
It goes without saying that the introduction of empty rates has stifled speculative development, but another casualty of the taxation is existing older buildings that have been demolished sooner than intended due to the hefty tax.
The report said the pilot picked a possible landing field, hit the ground sooner than intended and the plane "effectively cartwheeled on its right wing".
Mr Halsall, in the draft report, included a covering letter stating the full findings of the investigation had been published "somewhat sooner than intended due to media interest generated by the existence of the report".
The firm may have to move its administration headquarters to its site in Hartlepool sooner than intended, as offices were almost totally wrecked by the blaze.
Having found himself in front sooner than intended he faced a stiff challenge from race-fit Albuhera going to the last and was headed when that rival was much the quicker away from the final flight.
This cosmic coincidence in timing has led scientists at JPL to wonder whether they should accelerate their plans and retrieve a Mars rock in 2003 - two years sooner than intended.
Jockey Fergus Sweeney told Makin that when a gap opened approaching the final furlong he considered it prudent to fill it, the downside being that he was in front rather sooner than intended, hence the elongated winning margin.
I was pleased with his run at Newmarket, although he was off the bridle sooner than intended.