Examples of previous in a Sentence
She has a child from a previous marriage.
The two characters met in a previous chapter.
the previous owners of the house
Recent Examples of previous from the Web
In a previous interview, Conrad brushed aside those who called for his resignation.
One day before the Times published Wu’s allegations, Sacca published an apology to all women on Medium for his previous bad behavior.
Most (if not all) studies on the effects of UV radiation don’t control for their subjects’ previous sun exposure.
The town reported over 26,000 noise complaints in 2016, an 8 precent increase over the previous year, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Previous battles for the city have been short-lived.
Ruth went to the Yankees from the Red Sox that previous winter.
Please understand my previous position as that of a young man with limited experience with an extremely famous sex symbol.
Most programs were full up on players, having recruited their incoming classes during the previous year.
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Synonym Discussion of previous
PREVIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of previous for English Language Learners
: existing or happening before the present time
: earlier in time or order
: immediately before in time or order
PREVIOUS Defined for Kids
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