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    1. This value was antecedent to, and independent of their being employed as coin, and was the quality which fitted them for that employment

    2. Of the future antecedent

    3. The severity of many of the laws which have been enacted for the security of the revenue is very justly complained of, as imposing heavy penalties upon actions which, antecedent to the statutes that declared them to be crimes, had always been understood to be innocent

    4. Therefore, it is formulated that Humankind is instructed by antecedent events that direct its every movement and guide its every ―thought,‖ if individuals are said to (properly) think, along its pre-determined course

    5. Human ―motives‖ are therefore held as determinant or conclusive responses to antecedent events independent of Free Will; that is to say, infer a mindset pre-conditioned by prior events governing present decisions rather than governed by independent designs capable of responding rationally to unexpected events

    6. 3 "Although transgression of divine law is sooner or later followed by the harvest of punishment, while men certainly eventually do reap what they sow, still you should know that human suffering is not always a punishment for antecedent sin

    7. Meaning, that the essence of the illness is an emotional state that exists by virtue of it being a mirror reflection on its antecedent cause: the raw emotion that has no basis in psychological or physiological necessity – it is what one extracts from the eco-environ-emotion

    8. {66-1} quien; this use of quien with an antecedent that isplural and does not denote persons is now archaic

    9. {88-7} esto; the preceding clause is the antecedent

    10. Here, as often, quien includes its antecedent

    11. The antecedent of these three pronouns is ―corpses

    12. The antecedent of

    13. The antecedent of these

    14. The antecedent of these three pronouns is “corpses,” dead bodies

    15. (1) It is necessary to admit, in all its force, the antecedent improbability, according to the natural course of thought, of the speedy and general obscuration of the great light of truth kindled by God for the salvation of the world

    16. It is probable that neither Origen nor his followers would have imagined so considerable a violence to the language of the Scripture threatening, unless they had been possessed with an antecedent faith in the incorruptibility of the soul

    17. ’ After God has gathered out of the world's population by methods of grace on earth, or in Hades, all salvable persons, there will remain for the 'judgment of the last day’ and the 'resurrection of damnation’ those alone who will deserve some terrible positive infliction as the antecedent to extinction, part of the sentence of a 'miserable destruction;’ an infliction which will explode the delusion that they are raised again 'only just for the purpose of being annihilated

    18. That foundation was an antecedent belief in the natural immortality of mankind, and their consequent destiny either to endless misery or endless joy

    19. Earth's resume entire floats on thy keel O ship, is steadied by thy spars, With thee Time voyages in trust, the antecedent nations sink or

    20. This is proved by the circumstance that there are pleasures which have no antecedent pains (as he also remarks in the Philebus), such as the pleasures of smell, and also the pleasures of hope and anticipation

    21. Look at the other class of pleasures which have no antecedent pains and you will no longer suppose, as you perhaps may at present, that pleasure is only the cessation of pain, or pain of pleasure

    22. There are many of them: take as an example the pleasures of smell, which are very great and have no antecedent pains; they come in a moment, and when they depart leave no pain behind them

    23. of the metaphysical traditions of the land he stood for, envisaged in such cases an arrest of embryonic development at some stage antecedent to the human

    24. The right temporal lobe of the hollow sphere of his cranium came into contact with a solid timber angle where, an infinitesimal but sensible fraction of a second later, a painful sensation was located in consequence of antecedent sensations transmitted and registered

    25. But may not the areas of preponderant movement have changed in the lapse of ages? At a period long antecedent to the Cambrian epoch, continents may have existed where oceans are now spread out, and clear and open oceans may have existed where our continents now stand

    26. And where Ahab's chances of accomplishing his object have hitherto been spoken of, allusion has only been made to whatever way-side, antecedent, extra prospects were his, ere a particular set time or place were attained, when all possibilities would become probabilities, and, as Ahab fondly thought, every possibility the next thing to a certainty

    27. 45: The antecedent of le and il is flot again

    28. All the measures of the Colonies, antecedent to the Declaration of Independence, had this principle for their basis

    29. It was an error of the American people, originating in a period antecedent to the Revolution; it grew out of our colonial regulations

    30. It began to be a favorite belief with the people, antecedent to the year 1760, and was then fostered by the patriots of that day, the idea being also encouraged by the patriots of England

    31. For the right to make contracts, the right to give promissory notes, is antecedent to, and independent of all municipal law

    32. The actual condition of those colonies, and the relation in which they stood to the United States antecedent to the declaration of war, were of this nature

    33. That very act, which was passed upon the ground of the definitive repeal of the Berlin and Milan decrees, on the 1st of November, 1810; and which, it is agreed on all sides, the American Government were bound in honor not to pass, except in case of such antecedent repeal

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    Synonyms for "antecedent"

    antecedent ancestor ascendant ascendent root forerunner past prior preceding foregoing anterior elapsed gone by

    "antecedent" definitions

    someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

    a preceding occurrence or cause or event

    anything that precedes something similar in time

    the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

    preceding in time or order