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noun as in predecessor(s) in family

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Their message was serious, their activism was witty and fast, like their direct action antecedents, ACT UP!

The SUVs, coupes, and sedans that populate dealer showrooms are much greener than their antecedents.

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World is that very rare thing: a book without antecedents.

These examples of art bleeding into marketing have antecedents, of course.

I was born in the Old Dominion, my parents were born in Virginia, and they and their antecedents were all slaveholders.

Now Diard, far from arresting the spot of oil on his garments left by his antecedents, did his best to spread it.

Frederick's tender years, his antecedents, your tender solicitude, my constant vigilance.

Certain remarkable antecedents warranted the power which Cosmo Ruggiero retained over his mistress to her last hour.

Fitzwalker Tookey had the antecedents and education of a gentleman.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to antecedents, such as: ancestor, ancestry, blood, descent, extraction, and genealogy.

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