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01. I was paid more in my [previous] job, but I quit it to come here because the work here is much more interesting.
02. Actor Brad Pitt was [previously] engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow before finally marrying Jennifer Aniston.
03. Our [previous] house was much smaller than our new one.
04. Sometimes I think that maybe I was a dog in a [previous] life.
05. I enjoyed his [previous] books a lot more than this newest one.
06. Before seeing her at the party, I had met her on a couple of [previous] occasions.
07. The man charged with murdering the young woman is also under investigation for 3 [previous] killings.
08. There is a Hindustani proverb which holds that true nobility is in being superior to your [previous] self.
09. Samuel Johnson once said that there is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your [previous] self.
10. Physicists now believe the universe to be three billion years younger than [previously] thought.
11. [Previous] experiences with foreign language study may influence future attempts at second-language learning.
12. In 1988, Jacques Cousteau brought his diving crew to the rivers and oceans of Papua New Guinea to photograph the [previously] unknown sea creatures there.
13. On April 15th, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot in the head the [previous] night.
14. In September of 1996, rap star Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds he received the [previous] week.
15. On November 25th, 1974, the British Parliament outlawed the IRA following the deaths of 21 people in a pub bombing in Birmingham three days [previously].
16. Psychologists describe forgetting as the loss in accessibility of [previously] stored information.
17. The experience I gained in my [previous] job has really helped me in this position.
18. [Previously] distinct French and Italian musical styles began to merge around the beginning of the 1400s.

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  • Previous — Pre vi*ous, a. [L. praevius going before, leading the way; prae before + via the way. See {Voyage}.] Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Previous to — Previous Pre vi*ous, a. [L. praevius going before, leading the way; prae before + via the way. See {Voyage}.] Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • previous — I adjective above cited, above mentioned, above named, aforementioned, aforesaid, already indicated, antecedent, anterior, earlier, early, erstwhile, first, fore, foregoing, foregone, forementioned, forerunning, former, initial, initiatory,… …   Law dictionary

  • previous — [prē′vē əs] adj. [L praevius < prae (see PRE ) + via, way (see VIA)] 1. occurring before in time or order; prior ☆ 2. Informal too soon; premature previous to before previously adv. SYN …   English World dictionary

  • previous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing or occurring before in time or order. 2) informal over hasty. ● previous to Cf. ↑previous to DERIVATIVES previously adverb. ORIGIN Lat …   English terms dictionary

  • previous — [adj1] former, prior antecedent, anterior, earlier, erstwhile, ex, foregoing, one time, past, precedent, preceding, quondam, sometime; concepts 585,811,818,820 Ant. current, future, later, present previous [adj2] premature ahead of, early,… …   New thesaurus

  • previous to — ► previous to before. Main Entry: ↑previous …   English terms dictionary

  • previous to — index heretofore, theretofore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • previous — (adj.) 1620s, from L. praevius going before, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + via road (see VIA (Cf. via)). Related: Previously …   Etymology dictionary

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