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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTECEDENTLY

I wish briefly to show that this was antecedently to have been expected.

He must baptize none but those that antecedently have right.

We were created in the Son of Gods love, antecedently to our redemption by Him.

It is antecedently true only if it can bring about these changes.

But who could know, antecedently to experience, whether there was a reason or not?

Antecedently, therefore, we expect the old Negro to be worse than his son.

This conclusion settled Cornwallis's fate, antecedently but finally.

Whatever definition be given of miracles, such exceptional phenomena must at least be antecedently incredible.

They deny that there is any thing in the nature of man, antecedently to his act of willing, that possesses a moral character.

With inexorable logic, each conclusion is deduced from what has been antecedently admitted as indisputable.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (n. and adj.), from Old French antecedent (14c.) or directly from Latin antecedentem (nominative antecedens), present participle of antecedere "go before, precede," from ante- "before" (see ante) + cedere "to yield" (see cede). Used as a noun in Latin philosophical writings.

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