- n. Plural form of antecedent.
“_Subduct from any phenomenon such part as previous inductions have shown to be the effect of certain antecedents, and the residue of the phenomenon is the effect of the remaining antecedents_.”
“But the French naturalist was of very different antecedents from the English surveyor.”
“We now wish to show that in antecedents, education, temperament, and in her writings, she represents the mass of her contemporaries – is a type of her era.”
“One of the reasons I strongly recommend using antecedents is that if you say your story is like ROMANCING THE STONE and LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, it tells me you have a woman hero in an inflated action story that’s going after adrenaline and excitement.”
“And I love words, especially exotic ones with Greek or Latin antecedents.”
“Her antecedents were the rancorous, meddlesome Macedonian queens who routinely poisoned brothers and sent armies against sons.”
“Here you have in very simplified terms the antecedents of modern Greece.”
“It is well, however, to recall the antecedents of a party that first tried to get into power through discreditable expedients, before resorting to a declaration of honest principles in finance.”
“The words are taken from 2Kings xi. 9, but there refer to the captains, while here the antecedents are the Levites and all the men of Judah -- as if each one of these last had a company of his own which entered upon service, or left it, every Sabbath day.”
“The Notes, with the papers which precede them, will, I think, be better understood if I give some preliminary account of their antecedents, that is of Romanes 'previous publications on the subject of religion.”
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