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01. [Prior] to living in Montpelier, we lived in Concord for about 10 years.
02. Without any [prior] experience as a waitress, it will be hard to find a job in a restaurant in this town.
03. I'm sorry, I won't be able to attend your party; I have a [prior] engagement.
04. The suspect was identified as having been seen in the area [prior] to the shooting.
05. He worked as a translator [prior] to becoming an ESL teacher.
06. No [prior] knowledge of linguistics is necessary for this course.
07. You must receive [prior] approval from your supervisor before making any purchases for the office.
08. Home computers were virtually unknown [prior] to 1980.
09. [Prior] to migration, a goose will consume the equivalent of up to 25 percent of its body weight per day, to build up large amounts of fat.
10. The age recorded on a whiskey bottle refers to the number of years it is aged [prior] to being bottled because once in the bottle, whiskey does not improve.
11. The shoestring was invented in England in 1790; [prior] to this time, all shoes were fastened with buckles.
12. [Prior] to 1991, Ukraine was part of the U.S.S.R.
13. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that parents have a [prior] right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
14. In 1542, Catherine, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, was imprisoned in Hampton Court [prior] to being beheaded.
15. Evidence suggests that newborn babies can hear and remember things which occurred [prior] to birth.

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  • Prior — Pri or, n. [OE. priour, OF. priour, prior, priur, F. prieur, from L. prior former, superior. See {Prior}, a.] 1. (Eccl.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity. [1913 Webster] 2. a chief magistrate, as in the republic of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prior — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Prior, del latín prior = el primero, es un puesto en algunos monasterios y conventos. Se puede referir al representante del abad en los monasterios que lo tengan (abadía). Este es el caso de los monasterios de las… …   Wikipedia Español

  • prior — pri·or / prī ər/ adj 1: earlier in time or order 2: taking precedence (as in importance) a prior lien Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • PRIOR — in Chartis Dalmaticis, nomen Magistratus, a quo pleraeque civitates Croatiae et Dalmatiae regebantur, qui postmodum Comitis appellatione donatus est, Lucius de Regno Dalmatiae, l. 2. c. 8. 16. et l. 3. c. 12. Ab Italis autem Dalmatae id… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • prior — Ⅰ. prior [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing or coming before in time, order, or importance. ● prior to Cf. ↑prior to ORIGIN Latin, former, elder . Ⅱ. prior …   English terms dictionary

  • Prior — Sm Klostervorstand per. Wortschatz fach. (13. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. prior, eigentlich der Erste, Vordere , Komparativ neben dem Superlativ l. prīmus erster .    Ebenso nndl. prior, ne. prior, nfrz. prieur, nschw. prior, nisl. príor. ✎… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Prior — Pri or, a. [L. prior former, previous, better, superior; compar. corresponding to primus first, and pro for. See {Former}, and cf. {Prime}, a., and {Pre }, {Pro }.] 1. Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prior — Prior: Die Bezeichnung für »Klosteroberer; Klostervorsteher« wurde in mhd. Zeit (mhd. prior) aus gleichbed. mlat. prior (eigentlich »der Vordere; der dem Rang nach höher Stehende«) entlehnt, dem substantivierten lat. prior »Ersterer; eher,… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • prior — [prī′ər] adj. [L, former, superior, compar. of OL pri, before: see PRIME] 1. preceding in time; earlier; previous; former 2. preceding in order or importance; preferred [a prior choice] n. [ME < OE & OFr, both < ML(Ec), a prior < L: see… …   English World dictionary


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