Quotes of anterior

  1. With such evidence, as well as the sealed doorway between the two guardian statues of the King, the mystery gradually dawned upon us. We were but in the anterior portion of a tomb. – Howard Carter
  2. Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath. – Emily Dickinson

Usage examples for anterior

  1. At about seven years of age the anterior faces of the teeth are usually white, later a yellowish color. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. The brain may be taken simply as an anterior portion of the nerve mass, corresponding in a general way to an expansion of the spinal cord in the region of the anterior limbs and an expansion in the region of the hind limbs, the latter indeed having recently been shown in some extinct creatures to surpass the brain in size. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  3. In dislocation of the lens into the anterior chamber as the result of a blow, the lens appears like a large drop of oil lying at the back of the cornea, the margin exhibiting a brilliant yellow reflex. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  4. This title gave great offence, because it seemed to recognise many anterior enactments, wholly irreconcilable with the tenor of the document itself; and the mode of its promulgation furnished even more serious ground of objection. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  5. He wrote to me a letter of excuse respecting his anterior conduct, which I caused to be produced on the trial. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. Immediately after the treaty was concluded and ratified by this Government an intimation was received that these grants were of anterior date to that fixed on by the treaty and that they would not, of course, be affected by it. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. Of these six double ganglia thus formed, the anterior four coalesce into one mass; the remaining two coalesce into another mass; and then these two masses coalesce into one. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  8. But there was another conception of spirits in the other world, whether derived from the gloomy superstition of Etruria, or descending from days anterior to orderly devotion to the dead. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  9. But this anterior decision of the duke may be doubtful, since Preston still retained the high favour of the minister, after the death of James. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  10. Our existence being rooted in him, he has over us a right anterior and more immediate than all things else. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  11. He saw there was a process to be attended to, anterior to the observation of objects; namely, to employ and discipline the activity of children yet too young to attend except to what they are themselves doing. – Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School by Elizabeth P. Peabody
  12. A legislative department was created, that laws necessary and proper to this end might be enacted; a judicial department was erected to expound and administer the laws; an executive department was formed for the purpose of enforcing and seeing to the execution of these laws; and these several departments of Government possess the power to enact, administer, and enforce the laws 'necessary and proper' to secure those rights which existed anterior to the ordination of the Constitution. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. On a certain afternoon anterior to the Hillsborough scenes last presented, the plumed clerks were all at the south windows, looking at a funeral in the little church- yard, and passing some curious remarks; for know that the deceased was insured in the Gosshawk for nine hundred pounds, and had paid but one premium. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  14. Anterior to this, Doyle had remonstrated, but had been reminded that he himself had been permitted to caricature Exeter Hall and all its ways, so that he could not complain if the tables were turned upon his own party. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  15. For it was Christ that first opposed to nature and to the flesh a truer reality,- not the world in which man is born, but that world to which he must uplift himself: that world in which he has to live, not because it is anterior to him, but because he must create it by his will: and this world is the kingdom of the spirit. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  16. Whether in the region of extended observation and experiment, or in that of subtle and profound investigation, human effort has seemed in this time to put itself at compound interest, working at once with matters infinitely little and with matters infinitely great, and surely introducing mankind to a higher plane of comfort and co- operation than has been reached in anterior ages. – Modern Society by Julia Ward Howe
  17. He gives the familiar example of the Giant Stag of the Irish peat, the enormous antlers of which required not only a much stronger skull cap, but also greater strength of the sinews, muscles, nerves and bones of the whole anterior half of the animal, if their mass was not to weigh down the animal altogether. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  18. They are apparently of extreme antiquity, and doubtless far anterior in date to any other Himyaritic remains that we saw in the Hadhramout. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  19. The laws anterior to the year of 1649, which are generally considered as obsolete, but which are nevertheless of high importance as regards, history, will form a separate collection under the name of the ancient laws. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  20. Length of anterior part of body 0. 1 inch. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey