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Definitions of previously

  1.   Beforehand; antecedently; as, a plan previously formed.
  2.   In time preceding.
  3.   at an earlier time or formerly; " she had previously lived in Chicago"; " he was previously president of a bank"; " better than anything previously proposed"; " a previously unquestioned attitude"; " antecedently arranged"

Quotes of previously

  1. In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible. – Ulrich Beck
  2. To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists. – Arnold Bennett
  3. I conclude, therefore, that this star is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor... but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world. – Tycho Brahe
  4. Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after -effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation. – Warren Buffett
  5. Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings. They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop. – Albert Ellis
  6. To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge as has come under my notice, my own previously expressed views, and also describe and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility. – Lawrence Hargrave
  7. I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously said I did not contemplate a major increase, and that was a fair statement of the Government's state of mind at the time I made that. – John Howard
  8. Winning the Outstanding Contribution award is great, because you know you have won in advance. Previously I have been really nervous during the ceremony because you have no idea if you are going to get called up on stage. This time I could relax and enjoy myself. – Tom Jones
  9. There are no accounting issues, no trading issues, no reserve issues, no previously unknown problem issues. – Kenneth Lay
  10. My father, who had previously been a civil engineer, died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918. – James Rainwater
  11. Beginning in June, Alabama seniors previously without prescription drug coverage should begin to see savings of between 10 and 25 percent on their medications. – Mike Rogers
  12. Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously has not been found in the senses. – Michael Servetus
  13. Yeah, the record for most titles was previously held by the Fabulous Moolah, she won it four times. And a few weeks ago, I won the title for the sixth time, which has never been done before. – Trish Stratus
  14. In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. – Thomas Sydenham
  15. Now I have to motivate myself much more than I had previously – Walter Jon Williams

Usage examples for previously

  1. 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
  2. “ 141. What others think of us may or may not be what they thought of us previously – PoPHILO by Dom
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. “ 3213. Have you anything further to add to the evidence you previously gave? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. News had previously reached the shop that the Squire had had a fall. ” – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. “ 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Three days previously Mrs. Lessways had been suddenly taken ill in the street. ” – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  14. This, however, took place some time previously to our story. ” – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  15. 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
  16. At sight of Mrs. Morton, Mr. Gassett removed his hat, which he seemed previously to have forgotten. ” – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  17. And he held his peace, and mused upon all she had previously told him. ” – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  18. 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
  19. “ 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
  20. 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