Particular bonds of union must have pre-existed on each side.
There is nothing in the mind of man that has not pre-existed in nature.
It will perceive that, in a sense, it has pre-existed from eternity.
The might pre-existed in the despotic organization of the home.
His cross-eyes, his crooked nose, his artistic talents—all these pre-existed in the form of a protoplasmic cell.
One knows, of course, that the hysterical character is not simply the product of the illness, but pre-existed it in a measure.
Tell me that Simson pre-existed in any other way than as editor of some pre-existent Euclid?
Obviously we have pre-existed; how are we to account for Mozart's precocity save by supposing his pre-existence?