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previous

adjective above-cited, above-mentioned, above-named, aforementioned, aforesaid, already indiiated, antecedent, anterior, earlier, early, erstwhile, first, fore, foregoing, foregone, forementioned, forerunning, initial, initiatory, introductory, one-time, past, precedent, preceding, precursive, precursory, preexistent, prefatorial, prefatory, preliminary, prelusive, prelusory, preparatory, prevenient, previously mentioned, prior
Associated concepts: previous conviction, previous disabillty, previous injury, previous order, previously considered, previously determined, prior conduct, prior conviction, prior injury
See also: aforesaid, antecedent, before mentioned, defunct, former, last, late, preceding, precursory, preexisting, preliminary, prior, said
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In view of my previous weariness of office, and vague thoughts of resignation, my fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and although beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
And more than all, if just previous to putting your hand into the tar-pot, you have been lording it as a country schoolmaster, making the tallest boys stand in awe of you.
Those who see the matter in the same light with me, however zealous they may be for amendments, must agree in the propriety of a previous adoption, as the most direct road to their own object.
An alien, therefore, legally incapacitated for certain rights in the latter, may, by previous residence only in the former, elude his incapacity; and thus the law of one State be preposterously rendered paramount to the law of another, within the jurisdiction of the other.
All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interests of minorities.
The Psychologist was the only person besides the Doctor and myself who had attended the previous dinner.
My brother went to church at the Foundling Hospital in the morning, still in ignorance of what had happened on the previous night.
And although the entertainment was fixed for twelve o'clock, an hour previous to that time the balcony was filled with impatient and expectant guests, consisting of the favored part of the crew of the Pharaon, and other personal friends of the bride-groom, the whole of whom had arrayed themselves in their choicest costumes, in order to do greater honor to the occasion.
The previous suggestions, carefully observed, will enable a new prince to appear well established, and render him at once more secure and fixed in the state than if he had been long seated there.
Lately, he had as- sured himself that the altered comrade would not tantalize him with a persistent curiosity, but he felt certain that during the first period of leisure his friend would ask him to relate his adventures of the previous day.
But these islands, undisturbed for years, relapsed into their previous obscurity; and it is only recently that anything has been known concerning them.
They and the Chinooks were originally the same; but a dispute arising about two generations previous to the time of the settlement, between the ruling chief and his brother Wahkiacum, the latter seceded, and with his adherents formed the present horde which continues to go by his name.