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Quinn set Howie up for late the prior afternoon at Mr. Cooms' home.


What does it mean? Does it mean quinn framing howie in a conspiracy or something or deceiving to come at coom's home.


It's confusing?

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It is hard to be sure what it means without more context. I found the full text online, and "set Howie up" seems to mean "arranged for Howie to visit/meet Mr Cooms". I don't understand the use of the word "prior".

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Prior means yesterday evening.
Liton Das Prior means yesterday evening.

"afternoon" is not the same as "evening". Anyway, as far as I can tell, "Quinn set Howie up" is talking about arranging a meeting for some time in the future. This appears not to make sense with "the prior afternoon".

But I copied the sentence online.
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Liton Das But I copied the sentence online.

Yes, I know, I found the original text. Perhaps I'm missing something, or perhaps "prior" is written in error.

Yes perhaps but I checked in dictionary it is the synonyms of "early".
Liton Das Yes perhaps but I checked in dictionary it is the synonyms of "early".

No, it does not mean "early afternoon". "the prior afternoon" means "the afternoon before", i.e. before some given day -- either the current day or some other day that has been mentioned or is understood.

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