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noun as in something, someone that comes before


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So was the importance of protest itself, which he vowed to protect from the heavy-handed policies employed by his predecessors.

Their predecessors—and some of them—also came onto the Court to restore the Constitution and save the law from politics.

Puck artists, like their predecessors, combined picture-making skills with a caricatural precision and a knack for lethal symbols.

He has to contend with much more conservative bishops, archbishops, and cardinals appointed by his two immediate predecessors.

His is a decidedly different persona from his immediate predecessors.

His predecessors had to deal with Perry Thomas, and in spite of his gentle ways and intellectual cast, Perry is active and wiry.

Yet it was impossible to draw a distinction between the grants of William and those of his two predecessors.

Mahomet, in his Koran, always viewed in him the most respectable of his predecessors.

This unhappy monarch, even more than his predecessors, was a slave to etiquette.

And the king treated him as his predecessors had done before: and he exalted him in the sight of all his friends.

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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to predecessors, such as: ancestor, forebear, antecedent, precursor, prior, and forerunner.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.