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  1. The thoughts of each dwelt upon some aspect of two scenes which had happened only a brief fortnight previously. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  2. It was bitterly cold, and once we got completely lost; three- quarters of an hour later finding ourselves at the same cottage where we had previously asked the way! – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  3. A month previously, in the unexpansiveness of his proud solitude, he would never have taken such a course. – The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Vol. 2 by Emile Zola
  4. He had already taught her to read, a task in which every mistress had previously failed. – The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Vol. 2 by Emile Zola
  5. And he held his peace, and mused upon all she had previously told him. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  6. He was aware it was a critical moment for them both: also he was quite suddenly aware he was more fond of the child than he had previously imagined. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  7. At sight of Mrs. Morton, Mr. Gassett removed his hat, which he seemed previously to have forgotten. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  8. News had previously reached the shop that the Squire had had a fall. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  9. Mr. Westall proceeded to light his pipe, which he had previously filled, and during the operation he winked at Rodney and nodded as if to ask him what he thought of that. – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon
  10. Q. Had you previously attended, as Assistant District Attorney, upon the examination of these prisoners? – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  11. This, however, took place some time previously to our story. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  12. Thus, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs had charge of the United Kingdoms, and, as previously stated, this was the rock on which the Union finally split. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  13. Three days previously Mrs. Lessways had been suddenly taken ill in the street. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  14. Of the truth of which it was thought to be no small sign, that he was very rarely heard to speak upon the occasion, but though he were by name frequently called upon by the people, as he sat in the assembly, yet he would not rise unless he had previously considered the subject, and came prepared for it. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  15. Religion, therefore, is not believed because the laws have established it, but it is established because the leading part of the community have previously believed it to be true. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  16. They went beyond the point where the water had been found previously, but there was no sign of it. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  17. 141. What others think of us may or may not be what they thought of us previously. – PoPHILO by Dom
  18. Here, by chance, the two young men had become acquainted with him: they now met him at a coffee- house, as they had previously appointed. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  19. If a girl becomes with child by a member of the caste she is made over to him without a marriage, or to the man to whom she was previously betrothed if he is still willing to take her. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
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