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synonyms for predecessors

  • ancestor
  • forebear
  • antecedent
  • forerunner
  • former
  • precursor
  • prior
  • prototype
  • antecessor
  • foregoer
  • previous

antonyms for predecessors

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  • derivative
  • descendant
  • successor
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How to use predecessors in a sentence

His predecessors had to deal with Perry Thomas, and in spite of his gentle ways and intellectual cast, Perry is active and wiry.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Yet it was impossible to draw a distinction between the grants of William and those of his two predecessors.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Mahomet, in his Koran, always viewed in him the most respectable of his predecessors.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
This unhappy monarch, even more than his predecessors, was a slave to etiquette.
THE STORY OF THE DUCHESS OF CICOGNE AND OF MONSIEUR DE BOULINGRINANATOLE FRANCE
And the king treated him as his predecessors had done before: and he exalted him in the sight of all his friends.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Mentally, the man of the steppe and the desert is to-day little advanced beyond his predecessors of thousands of years ago.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
They were therefore worse provided with every necessary of life than their predecessors had been.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
And if this be not enough, I am made a detractor from my predecessors, whom I confess to have been my masters in the art.
THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, VOLUME 4 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
Sire, when one of your predecessors burned the Templars, he burned men only,—their Secret lived.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
"You can't govern a great empire by amending and repealing the Acts of your predecessors," said the doctor.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
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