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See definition of precursory on Dictionary.com
  • as inantecedent
  • as inintroductory
  • as inpreceding
  • as inpreliminary
  • as inprolegomenous
  • as inprolegomenous

synonyms for precursory

  • anterior
  • former
  • past
  • precedent
  • preliminary
  • earlier
  • foregoing
  • preceding
  • previous
  • inaugural
  • preparatory
  • anterior
  • basic
  • beginning
  • early
  • elementary
  • incipient
  • inductive
  • initial
  • initiatory
  • opening
  • original
  • prefatory
  • prelusive
  • preparative
  • primary
  • prior
  • proemial
  • provisional
  • rudimentary
  • starting

antonyms for precursory

MOST RELEVANT
  • current
  • future
  • present
  • subsequent
  • after
  • following
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      How to use precursory in a sentence

      In the dark branches of the trees the wind whistled mournfully, and the scudding clouds were precursory of rain.
      THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
      The inventory of precursory types sees nothing but organic resemblances and disdains the differences of aptitude.
      MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
      Pigmentation, of a yellowish or brownish color, is often a precursory and accompanying symptom.
      ESSENTIALS OF DISEASES OF THE SKINHENRY WEIGHTMAN STELWAGON
      As has been mentioned before, it does not as a rule attend the precursory symptoms.
      PROF. KOCH'S METHOD TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS POPULARLY TREATEDMAX BIRNBAUM
      This brilliant sun suddenly burst upon me unheralded by any precursory ray.
      THE CROSS OF BERNYEMILE DE GIRARDIN
      The night was dark, the sky overcast, and there was in the air that oppressive sultry stillness precursory of a storm.
      THE GREAT WAR IN ENGLAND IN 1897WILLIAM LE QUEUX
      There was a muttering of thunder in the air, and the cool precursory breeze of a shower was sweeping through the tree-tops.
      THE GRAFTERSFRANCIS LYNDE
      Thus as a body there is something premonitory, precursory about them: they are the bearers of the spirit of the new age.
      MAIN CURRENTS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE - 1. THE EMIGRANT LITERATUREGEORG BRANDES
      One of the precursory symptoms of consumption is the feeble murmur of respiration in the upper part of the lungs.
      A TREATISE ON ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND HYGIENE (REVISED EDITION)CALVIN CUTTER
      So does a long vowel before r and another consonant, as in 'precursory'.
      SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH TRACT 4JOHN SARGEAUNT
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO PRECURSORY

      • anterior
      • earlier
      • foregoing
      • former
      • past
      • precedent
      • preceding
      • precursory
      • preliminary
      • previous
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