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The priest will of course require the youthful sinners to confess and do penance for their previousness before he will marry them.

A flash of good sense showed her the previousness of her calculations, and she mentally withdrew her hand from meddling.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin praevius "going before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + via "road" (see via). Related: Previously.

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