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It is my hope that over the years our organization has in some part paid the price for the unspeakable act committed against humanity by our predecessors in government.
James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  one who precedes another in time — such as the previous mayor relative to the current mayor
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predecessor predecessors
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  • It is my hope that over the years our organization has in some part paid the price for the unspeakable act committed against humanity by our predecessors in government.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • I couldn’t help but compare Maxon to his predecessor.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • "It’s four times as fast as its predecessor.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In Pornstar’s place we now had Mr. Maple, who seemed to be his predecessor’s exact opposite.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • As you may possibly have heard, my predecessor supplied the Minister with an explanation of this situation in which it was his contention that there were fewer deer because the hunters had increased to the point where they outnumbered the deer about five to one.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • And my predecessor told me the only reason you filed your warrant officer application was because sergeant first classes sit their butts behind desks at CID while WOs can still get out in the field.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • A 1974 Supreme Court ruling prohibited busing between districts, which meant that white people in the suburbs could stay in their own schools, while minorities in the city center were left with the facilities abandoned by their predecessors.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Contemptuous to the last (the voice droned on), the condemned Nazi leader thus avoided retribution at the hands of his enemies in the same way as had such of his predecessors in death as Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler and the master planner, Adolf Hitler ….
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The gallery was lit by pine torches, brilliant flares that rose straight up in their sockets, outlined in black by the soot their predecessors had left on the walls.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Even dealers were censorious of the sums I spent, thousands of dollars every few weeks; Jack (Jerome’s predecessor) had scolded me about it repeatedly even as he sat in the filthy beanbag chair from which he conducted his business, counting my hundreds fresh from the teller’s window.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • A new commander couldn’t inherit a good standing from his predecessor. he was ranked according to what he had done.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • He heard it shut again; it was his predecessor, James Forster, departing in his turn.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Like all my spiritual predecessors.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Like its predecessor, the tube grew into a wicked-looking dagger, its glow illuminating his face.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Some insight into the tragedy of Chris McCandless can be gained by studying predecessors cut from the same exotic cloth.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I am Brother Fowles, your predecessor in this mission.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Auk XIII jumped from the pad in a similar blurred frenzy to its predecessor.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Then,’ I continued, ’my predecessor’s name was Linton?’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Therefore these trucks went for the most part on the run; and the predecessor of Jonas had been jammed against the wall by one and crushed in a horrible and nameless manner.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Those trees to your left and right are called cycads, the prehistoric predecessors of palm trees.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Carried to Colme-kill, The sacred storehouse of his predecessors, And guardian of their bones.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • "You know he has nothing to recommend him but money and a ridiculous roll of addle-headed predecessors; now, don’t you?"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Wear this more wisely than did your predecessor.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Our poet came late and had had supremely gifted predecessors.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then when her ready cash was gone, had come Who Flung to denounce his predecessor as a scoundrel and took up around the house himself.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • The next day was as fine as its predecessor: it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Other transports come bringing men to deal with their predecessors.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • But most of all, I have learned here from this river and from my predecessor, the ferryman Vasudeva.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • His predecessor, Advokat Holger Palmgren, had been of an entirely different ilk: courteous and kind.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • There the School’s history had unrolled, the fabled riot scenes and Presidential visits and Civil War muster-ings, if not in these buildings then in their predecessors on the same site.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Heaven can I lock and unlock, as thou knowest; for two are the keys that my predecessor held not dear.’
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Now it was that the lucubrations of my ancient predecessor, Mr. Surveyor Pue, came into play.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • See there, Rider Eragon, where my predecessors sit upon their graven thrones.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "Thy predecessor the famous Judas Iscariot hanged himself," Pilar said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • It was this event that convinced Anurin-Vrael’s predecessor as head Rider-to allow humans to become Riders, in order to prevent similar disputes.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It is my understanding that my predecessor not only performed illegal curses in front of you, he actually performed them on you.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • "Weren’t some of the popes—of course, not our present man, or his predecessor, but some of the old popes—not exactly…. you know…. up to the knocker?"
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • My predecessor in this room, my friend with the freckles and the good laugh, must have done this too, this buttering.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sank beneath the ground.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • There were a thousand ingots of gold, each weighing from two to three pounds; then he piled up twenty-five thousand crowns, each worth about eighty francs of our money, and bearing the effigies of Alexander VI. and his predecessors; and he saw that the complement was not half empty.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But I studied under one of his predecessors-Hugh Akston.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And I hope you’ll take to heart the lesson to be learned from the fate of your predecessor.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • One of Max Beerbohm’s cartoons shows us the young Twentieth Century going at top speed, and watched by two of his predecessors.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Perhaps he got it as his scientific predecessor in the same field, Desmarest, got one of his authentic abortions; that is, from a Chinese drawing.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It also opens up a conversation with its famous predecessor.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The whole ground of human life seems to some to have been gone over by their predecessors, both the heights and the valleys, and all things to have been cared for.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Any term in this progression is large compared to its predecessor and small compared to its successor.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • And I must say, you’re taking it a lot better than your predecessor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • At length, just before my departure, he told me he had, on better consideration, concluded not to mix his accounts with those of his predecessors.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
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