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adjective as in former, prior

adjective as in premature

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Already, previous deepfake bills introduced in the US Congress have received significant pushback for being too broad.

Adams, an executive at a software company, said his previous job — which he left in 2018 — spurred an unhealthy lifestyle.

They reported torture during a previous detention, and we worry they may face additional abuse.

Hope will orbit Mars at a higher altitude than any previous Mars mission, allowing scientists to see half of the planet no matter where the orbiter is.

The game marked the first time the winning quarterbacks from the previous two Super Bowls had squared off, and it had all the trappings of a classic, perhaps becoming one of the best quarterback duels in football history.

This is even more striking in Submission than in his previous books.

And their fundraising collapsed by 50 percent from the previous year.

Millennials also thinks about our public personas so much more than previous generations.

The legislation strengthens and updates a previous version of the bill that expired in 2011.

There have been previous waves of people moving to Texas, and we are now experiencing the latest wave.

Prima facie, the verdict here is less favorable than in the previous case.

The evening previous to his death he was walking about the farm, in the full possession of all his faculties of mind and body.

On joining the earl, father and son met as if they had parted only the previous day.

In 1205 wheat was worth 12 pence per bushel, which was cheap, as there had been some years of famine previous thereto.

He was a bookbinder previous to going upon the stage; and acquired a high degree of reputation as an actor.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to previous, such as: earlier, past, preceding, antecedent, anterior, and erstwhile.

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