It implies a pre-existing something, inwrapped as a germ in its environment.
It is hard to see how a pre-existing soul can perish utterly.
To speak of an end is to think of a pre-existing model which has only to be realized.
All we get is a transformation of pre-existing material into new forms.
I ask you whether it was pre-existing, or at what stage it came?
It was not, as with the boy, mere development of pre-existing tendencies.
They grow naturally, with time, out of pre-existing elements.
The utmost that can be said is, it is as if there were some pre-existing purpose present.
Say earth is mud spat out of mouth of a pre-existing musk-rat.
We cannot know, we cannot be sure that "True Cretans" were the pre-existing Aegeans.