Usage examples for anterior

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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