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Definitionone who precedes another in time — such as the previous mayor relative to the current mayor
- I thought about my predecessor, who had died of drink and smoke; and I could have wished he had been so good as to live, and not bother me with his decease.Chapters 22-24 (82% in)
- Oh, what an evening, when I sat down by my fire to a basin of mutton broth, dimpled all over with fat, and thought I was going the way of my predecessor, and should succeed to his dismal story as well as to his chambers, and had half a mind to rush express to Dover and reveal all!Chapters 22-24 (99% in)
- So, here was another earthquake of which I became the sport, before I had recovered from the shock of its predecessor!Chapters 40-42 (22% in)
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