Examples of predecessor in a Sentence
Today's computers are much faster than their predecessors were.
the once-ubiquitous typewriter was the predecessor of today's electronic keyboard
Recent Examples of predecessor from the Web
His predecessor, Carmen Puliafito, left last year and was later racked by a scandal involving meth, overdoses, and connections to prostitutes.
Tony Brown’s friendly take-out shop carries on the tradition of predecessor Floyd’s BBQ, but adds excellent side dishes and new triple-decker bacon-cheddar burgers with one or two beef patties plus a layer of brisket.
Soon after taking office in January, Mr. Trump announced a review that could clear the way for the C.I.A. to revive some aspects of the policy his predecessor had stopped.
Brazile goes on to blame her predecessor Debbie Wasserman Schultz for surrendering so much power to the Clinton campaign.
President Trump announces toughening of Cuba policy in Miami President Donald Trump powered into East Little Havana and announced a sweeping change in relations intended to rebuke his predecessor’s opening toward the island.
The legs allow the Halley VI to be raised above the snow, which eventually engulfed its predecessors.
Harsin, a former Boise State quarterback, took a contract well below the standard set by predecessor Chris Petersen.
If Congress fails to deliver, Trump will unravel his predecessor’s signature foreign policy achievement.
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Origin and Etymology of predecessor
Synonymsantecedent, archetype, daddy, foregoer, forerunner, granddaddy (also grandaddy), precursor, ancestor, prototype
Antonymsdescendant (also descendent)
Related Wordsmodel, original; originator, sire; father, mother
Near Antonymsby-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off; daughter, son
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