Usage examples for prior

  1. Even prior to the war Germany had placed hundreds of thousands of persons upon the state- owned farms and on private estates which had been acquired by the government for this purpose. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  2. We do not provide prior consent to being born. – Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema by Sam Vaknin
  3. Grand Prior of England. – Knights of Malta, 1523-1798 by R. Cohen
  4. Prior to the breaking out of the war Jackson had been unknown, but in the two years of his service he accomplished more than any other officer on his side. – How the Flag Became Old Glory by Emma Look Scott
  5. The nurse may have prior knowledge of the patient, perhaps even an image of him drawn from case history, charts, tour of duty reports, and so forth; or she may meet him as a total stranger. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  6. The estates belonging to the monastery in England, prior to the reformation, were both numerous and valuable. – Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2) by Dawson Turner
  7. The head of each house is called a prior. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  8. This fact becoming evident, some industrial concerns bringing men from the South, having learned from bitter experience that the mere delivery of negroes from a southern city did not guarantee a sufficient supply of labor, made an effort to secure married men only, and even to investigate them prior to their coming. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  9. After the marquis, came the Duke of Pera, his brother, and the prior of Saint John, and all the other knights. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  10. The first difficulty presented by this route was the prior right which the French company still retained, although it had little, if any, hope of carrying on the construction itself. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  11. And did the prior wish to give me the beast? – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  12. It was not necessary I should hear what he had to say about the treatment the deserters received in the Indian encampment prior to being led out to the stake. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  13. It must not be supposed that peace will have any healing effect, to restore the parties to their rights; the co- partnership being once dissolved by the war, it was extinguished for ever, except as to matters existing prior to the war. – The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping by H. Byerley Thomson
  14. Petrarch does not mention this, and indeed if Prior David could do so much he is to blame for not having done more, since he might as easily have prevented all the damage done while he was chanting in his church. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  15. I had a sudden wonder as to whether he might not have some knowledge of a long prior tragedy in which the dagger had been concerned. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  16. They murdered the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prior of St. John's Hospital. – The History of London by Walter Besant
  17. " Oh, of course not a wife really- your Mrs. Magnus has the prior claim. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  18. Daniel Harvey died prior to his wife. – Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon by Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  19. I have taken the Sierra Leone figures because, as I have said, they are the most complete and typical, and the state of the trade and the expenditure on the Government are those prior to the hut tax war. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley