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Definition of previous:

  1. Previously.
  2. Going before in time; prior.
  3. Going before in time; antecedent.

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Examples of usage for previous:

  1. Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.
  2. The Saturday previous she received a box from her mother.
  3. The fruit is usually found on the wood of the previous year.

Quotes for previous:

  1. Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat. - Jim Costa
  2. Eddie is a natural leader. Jeff and I have been very much in control of previous bands we've worked in. But the way Eddie grew into being the leader of this band was the most gradual, slow and respectful process that I've ever been involved in. - Stone Gossard
  3. We believe the use of force against Iraq, especially with reference to previous resolutions of the UN Security Council, has no grounds, including legal grounds. - Igor Ivanov
  4. I get up around 6 :30. I work from about 8 :00 to 1 :00, take a break for lunch, work again until about 5 :00, and then go for a long walk and have dinner. Then, if my wife and I have no previous plans, we decide what to do for the evening. - Chaim Potok
  5. Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it. - William Scott

Rhymes for previous:

  1. devious.
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