1. It feels good to wake up before sunrise.

(“Before” is often used with time.)

sunrise

 2. It’s about twenty-five minutes before ten.

clock

 3. Moses went before King Pharaoh and asked him to let his people go.

moses before pharaoh

4. These musicians enjoy performing before an audience.

before an audience
5. She stretches her legs before a race.
runner

 6. The mountain that lies before us will take a week to climb.

We have a long journey before us.

mountain

 7. She has many new challenges before her.

woman
 The word “before” is also used as a subordinating conjunction in an adverb clause.