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Usage examples for preexisting

  1. How many previous encounters proved their preexisting acquaintance? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. And Congress should start by passing the bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Kennedy and Senator Kassebaum that would require insurance companies to stop dropping people when they switch jobs, and stop denying coverage for preexisting conditions. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. It is now conceded that foot- and- mouth disease is propagated by a specific virus and that every outbreak starts from some preexisting outbreak. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  4. The Creek and Cherokee Indians, who alone of the Southern tribes had annoyed our frontiers, have lately confirmed their preexisting treaties with us, and were giving evidence of a sincere disposition to carry them into effect by the surrender of the prisoners and property they had taken. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. With this altered image of the woman before him, his preexisting ideal becomes blended. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  6. The present neutrality act of April 20, 1818, is but little more than a collection of preexisting laws. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. To this exclusive predominance of Latin is due the fact that it remained the only liturgic language of the Occidental church, which here as in many other cases perpetuated a preexisting condition and maintained a unity previously established. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  8. Construed in terms of evolution, every kind of being is conceived as a product of modification wrought by insensible gradations upon a preexisting kind of being; and this holds as fully of the supposed 'commencement of organic life' as of all subsequent developments of organic life.... – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  9. Tell it to the 81 million Americans with those preexisting conditions; those folks are paying more or they can't get insurance at all or they can't ever change their jobs because they or someone in their family has one of those preexisting conditions. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  10. Furthermore, even when there are no preexisting complications forceps are employed on account of exhaustion or other conditions which may develop during the course of labor. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  11. The preexisting order had indeed rolled away like a scroll; and there was the strange fresh universal stir of humanity over the land like the stir of nature in a boundless wood under a new spring firmament He was one of a multitude of new toilers; but the first in his neighborhood, and alone in his grim choice of work. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  12. If you think for one moment that there is not a single religion in the world which does not come to us through the medium of a preexisting language; and if you remember that this language embodies absolutely nothing but human conceptions and human passions, you will see at once that every religion presupposes its own elements as already existing in those to whom it is addressed. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. The wvork required to effect the upheavals must be derived from some preexisting source of energy. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  14. The occasion, however, has been improved to confirm by a new treaty with the Creeks their preexisting engagements with the United States, and to obtain their consent to the establishment of trading houses and military posts within their boundary, by means of which their friendship and the general peace may be more effectually secured. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  15. Few traces of drumlins, kames, or terminal moraines are found upon the Kansan drift, and where thick enough to mask the preexisting surface, it seems to have been spread originally in level plains of till. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
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