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Antonyms for preliminary

consequent, concluding, after, hindmost, following, hind, succeeding, hinder, behind, unexplorative, subsequent, posterior, unexploratory, later, nonexploratory, latter, nonexplorative.

Quotes of preliminary

  1. It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing. – Warren E. Burger
  2. Cosmoe is nearing the stage where I would feel comfortable doing a preliminary release aimed at developers. – Bill Hayden
  3. Sexual self -restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution. – Muhammed Iqbal
  4. The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work. – Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
  5. A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. – John Maynard Keynes
  6. The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours. – James Mooney
  7. Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason. – Albert Pike
  8. The physical fabric of the world had to be such as to enable that ten billion year preliminary evolution to produce the raw materials of life. Without it there would not have been the chemical materials to allow life to evolve here on earth. – John Polkinghorne
  9. I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later. – Ezra Pound
  10. Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life. – Paul Tillich
  11. My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea. – Edward Weston

Usage examples for preliminary

  1. On the side of the preliminary training in the fundamental operations, the present arithmetic course of study is on the whole of a superior character. – What the Schools Teach and Might Teach by John Franklin Bobbitt
  2. Preliminary Plans of Exposition. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  3. We rang the bell, and the woman answered; she recognised us, and, without any preliminary greetings, by an association of ideas, exclaimed at once, " Il cane e morto." – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  4. I had intended it merely as a preliminary to what I might describe as the real business of the evening. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  5. Several preliminary meetings are held by the representatives of both parties to decide the time, and the place of the match. – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes
  6. This was only the preliminary movement across the enemy's front. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  7. Under which of the three great purposes of government mentioned in the preliminary chapter does the making of roads come? – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  8. Every explorer for fifty years had done the same thing, all had delivered lectures and written articles about their work after a first preliminary report. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. He took Arnold's arm, as a preliminary to putting an end to Arnold's suspense. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  10. This I will illustrate by example; but, before doing so, a few preliminary remarks may be necessary. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. Throw in her face that paltry preliminary lying. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  12. The battle so far had been a preliminary engagement. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  13. I leave it to you, my dear Albert, to collect this preliminary sum." – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. He spoke without apology or preliminary of any sort. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  15. What we have now to do, as a preliminary to considering the problem of poverty and industrial reform, is to analyze the economic laws in accordance with which American industry has developed. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  16. I have turned matters over in my own mind, and will tell you what I think should be done, so far as the preliminary step goes, though I do not interfere myself. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. To try to take some preliminary security from the sinner's future morality before you make the gospel available for him, is not only to strike at the root of assurance, it is to pay a very poor tribute to the power of the gospel. – God's Plan with Men by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
  18. If any one likes to hand you a cheque for that amount without preliminary investigation, take it by all means. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  19. No further preliminary explanation is needed, I think. – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  20. Except for this difference in the preliminary treatment of the juice, the methods are the same in making the red or the light- colored product. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick