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preposition

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Synonyms

afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, ere, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, prior to, to

Antonyms

after, following

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Examples of previous to in a Sentence

his passport arrived just previous to his trip

First Known Use of previous to

1698, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of previous to was in 1698

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