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synonyms for antecedent

  • anterior
  • former
  • past
  • precedent
  • preliminary
  • earlier
  • foregoing
  • preceding
  • precursory
  • previous
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antonyms for antecedent

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  • current
  • future
  • present
  • subsequent
  • after
  • following
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How to use antecedent in a sentence

I’ve lived hereabout all my life but, for most of that time, it would be fair to say that I’ve never concerned myself with the tribulations of long-dead antecedents.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Much like the blood-drinking, Satan-worshipping, pedophilic cabal of QAnon’s theories, the Prokopian antecedent demonstrates a mixing of political critique with the supernatural and the erotic.
WHAT THE QANON OF THE 6TH CENTURY TEACHES US ABOUT CONSPIRACIESROLAND BETANCOURTFEBRUARY 3, 2021TIME
The nature both of this substance and the antecedent substance from which it is derived is not known.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Spencer tells us that it is 'absolutely antecedent to all relative experience whatever.'
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
In this line and the next the attributive clauses are separated from the antecedent: see note, l. 2.
MILTON'S COMUSJOHN MILTON
Law and antecedent necessity to Mr. Mill are one and the same.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, JANUARY 1883VARIOUS
To a scientist there is nothing more in it than antecedent and consequent.
THEISM OR ATHEISMCHAPMAN COHEN
Without pain there is no pleasure, and the pleasure varies in accordance with the antecedent pain.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
The character and ability of a person depend upon the causes antecedent to him.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
And there is no growth or diminution without antecedent genesis and decay.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
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WORDS RELATED TO ANTECEDENT

  • antecedent
  • antecessor
  • ascendant
  • forebear
  • forefather
  • foregoer
  • foremother
  • forerunner
  • founder
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • progenitor
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