I have used these databases to push back the origins of the term executive privilege, to trace the expression human rights to 1787, and to antedate
hundreds of other legal and nonlegal terms listed in the OED.
A real "Anglicanism" may well antedate
the Restoration, and the exclusive, anti-comprehensive Restoration church used as a model for "Anglicanism" may itself be a reflection of those momentarily ascendant, and thus a caricature of the whole, much as "Laudianism" misrepresents the full picture of the national church in the 1630s.
Due to their anonymity, the Laws antedate
notions of early-modern authority outlined by Michel Foucault in his well-known essay: like the pre-modern texts Foucault classifies as authoritative, the Laws' nameless scribe and their venerated wisdom insure a "demonstrated truth" founded on public opinion.
The Regulae or Rules presumably antedate
the precise formulation of these arguments; they show, nonetheless, that he had already worked out some of their elements.
There is a Guadalupe district in Makati,with a Spanish colonial church, in that part called Poblacion, contiguous to the Pasig River and which antedates
the ultra modern financial district constructed by the Ayalas.
While the ceremonial or ritual origin of the rounds in Cornwall probably antedates
the performance of drama in them, their use for drama was important for a substantial period.
This question of definitions antedates
the rivalries of Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
This would then mean that the preincarnate Logos would lead people to the knowledge of God, a revelatory activity that antedates
The result is "an inspired mistranslation": "Montgomerie's] use of 'faggots' antedates
the earliest attestation (from Henry Mayhew) by 250 years, and captures graphically the courtier's contempt for such a crude rustic sausage" (250-51).
Scott makes a case for saying that the Meno antedates
the Gorgias; in this way he can disarm the apparent conflict between the admiration Socrates shows for Themistocles and Pericles in the Meno--they may not have been able to teach virtue to their sons, but it is conceded that they had true beliefs and thus had virtue in an attenuated way--and his condemnation of them in the Gorgias, by claiming that the latter rests on a 'deeper' analysis of political virtue than was available to him in the Meno.
7) This antedates
by 125 years the earliest example of the verb 'revive' in the theatrical sense recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary, which does however give an instance of the noun 'revival' from 1664.
This finding "clearly support[s] the conclusion that subtle neurologic dysfunction in PTSD does not reflect brain damage acquired along with the PTSD but instead represents a familial vulnerability factor, which likely antedates
the traumatic exposure," the investigators said.