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antedate

verb affix an earlier date, anachronize, assign to an earlier date, date back, date before the true date, date before the true time, date earlier than the fact, predate, set an earlier date, transfer to an earlier date

ANTEDATE. To, put a date to an instrument of a time before the time it was written. Vide Date.

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Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson, among others, all presumed the supremacy of American civilization and antedated Roosevelt in using bipolar categories to justify U.
Walls maintains that missions theory in the period derived less from Enlightenment thinking than from a Christendom mindset that antedated it.
Each of these three current sums of the Ps has different persistence conditions: the aggregate antedated both me and my body by millions of years and will outlast us; my body antedates me (it was once a fetus and I have never been a fetus: for I am essentially a person, and a human body, when it is a fetus, does not yet have the right causal capacities to be--or to constitute--a person) and may outlast me (it will if it becomes a corpse or a "vegetable").
Attacks on civilians by Colombian guerrillas and right- wing paramilitaries in Darien antedated Plan Colombia (see EcoCentral, 1997-05-01), but Jimenez says the increased violence there in recent months gives the US a pretext to pressure Panama to cooperate with its policies.
Empedocles "(582-507)" is antedated by nearly one century.
In his scrupulously researched new book, Mark Evan Swartz, an archivist with the Shubert Archive, recalls the plays and movies that antedated "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"--works partly responsible for the fact that the Oz tale, in his words, "has permeated popular culture like few other 20th-century artifacts.
As for the inexplicable interest in defiling grain-based products (beer and the title dessert in ``American Pie,'' French toast in ``Road Trip,'' all probably antedated by the whipped cream-covered nude photos in the transitional, 1984 ``Revenge of the Nerds'') .
Many are unconvincingly antedated remakes in the various styles (Impressionism, "primitivism," Cubism, Futurism, etc.
Wojtyla's opposition antedated any meeting with Reagan or William Casey, the "fervent Catholic" who, according to Bernstein, showed the pope "dozens of satellite photos" - with no obvious significance.
In fact, much of the evidence she arrays to prove the Cronica antedated Filocolo more plausibly suggests that the two were close textual relatives belonging to the same later generation or to the third (Spanish-Italian) strain that Gaston Paris hypothesized.
By contrast, Britain's first minimum wage was gender-neutral and antedated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by almost 30 years.
Although Nichols's Kansas City project antedated extensive government land-use controls, the rise of those controls created an important and costly barrier to land development.