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  • n. Plural form of cessor.


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  • Parting shot: It is hardly irony that in the year Navratilova leaves, her 14-year-old suc-cessors arrive: one named af-ter her (Switzerland's Martina Hingis), the other imitating her ferocious, attacking style (America's Venus Williams).

    The Passion Of A Champion

  • Half of the machine (i.e., 8,192 pro - cessors) is also equipped with floating-point accelerator.

    What We Didn't Know About Slavery

  • Iamblichus in the next century, and many of his suc - cessors, the actual way of return to the divine was through theurgic ritual rather than philosophy.


  • Porphyry, their first commentator, gave them only a limited and grudging recognition, but for Iamblichus and his suc - cessors they had the status of sacred scripture, and the effort to produce a philosophical exegesis of them had


  • Page 356, Volume 3 depends among other things on the assumption that every natural phenomenon consists of a finite number of “Forms,” is not the method of Galileo and his suc - cessors.


  • At best meta - physical beliefs can only be dogmatically, rather than demonstratively, maintained, as were in fact, Kant held, the beliefs of his immediate rationalist prede - cessors of the Wolffian school in Germany.


  • Whereas Hume was able to reconcile philosophical uncertainty with accepting other certainties, his suc - cessors looked for a more secure relationship between man and a cosmos made of alien stuff, and they hoped to discover such security by redefining rationality.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Ultimately it comprises the study of the development of man's sense for the past, and the manifold rela - tionships between living generations and their prede - cessors.


  • On the one hand, he had inherited from his prede - cessors — notably Adam Smith and David Ricardo — the notion of an autonomous economic sphere interacting with the remainder of society (including the political and cultural “superstructure”).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Jesus, unlike his prede - cessors, remained faithful to Baruch and, in spirit, ascended to the Good.



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