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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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During the two years that had elapsed previous to their marriage my father had gradually relinquished all his public functions; and immediately after their union they sought the pleasant climate of Italy, and the change of scene and interest attendant on a tour through that land of wonders, as a restorative for her weakened frame.
Her behaviour, I confess, has been calculated to do away with such an idea; I have not detected the smallest impropriety in it--nothing of vanity, of pretension, of levity; and she is altogether so attractive that I should not wonder at his being delighted with her, had he known nothing of her previous to this personal acquaintance; but, against reason, against conviction, to be so well pleased with her, as I am sure he is, does really astonish me.
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.

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