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Chemistry 1 is a prerequisite for Chemistry 2.
  something that is required in advance — especially a course already passed prior to taking another course
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  • Chemistry 1 is a prerequisite for Chemistry 2.
  • "That’s kind of a prerequisite, don’t you think?"
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The planners of Johnson County had missed an important prerequisite to modern economic survival.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • To get into the undergraduate architecture program, students had to complete an array of prerequisite courses and then apply.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • Certainly, an advanced knowledge of astrophysics was not a prerequisite for finding the Holy Grail, was it?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The first was my prerequisite, the second was Edward’s.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • So tell me, what are the three prerequisites for an ideology to be considered a religion?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • All he knows is that his suspicion that he lacks prerequisite knowledge and acquired poise is metastasizing as he squints into the early morning sun, unable to fall back to sleep.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Turns Out He’s not particularly charming, but at the moment, charm is not a prerequisite.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • "The prerequisite conditions did not exist," he shrugged and muttered.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy

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  • The reason for this is that peace of mind is a prerequisite for a perception of that Quality which is beyond romantic Quality and classic Quality and which unites the two, and which must accompany the work as it proceeds.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Pressure to have these announced steadily mounted, and in response to a series of letters published in _A Quarterly for the Gentleman’s Gentleman__, the Society admitted that a prerequisite for membership was that ’an applicant be attached to a distinguished household’.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Besides, she enjoyed the hands-on work of editing, which was a prerequisite for the post of editor in chief at Millennium.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The most fearsome of his instructors at Guy’s Hospital in London, the celebrated Dr. Bransby Cooper, used to say that for a good surgeon, as for a good sculptor, the ability to detach oneself from the business at hand was a prerequisite.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • 9 The motif of the difficult task as prerequisite to the bridal bed has spun the hero-deeds of all time and all the world.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He thinks this quality is a prerequisite in a successful NFL quarterback.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • I think Tartuffe will oppose it if he can, For he sets up so many prerequisites, And you know what an interest I take in it.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • A conscious act grew out of this by the time I began to write stories: getting my distance, a prerequisite of my understanding of human events, is the way I begin work.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • "A good surgeon needs courage for which a good pair of balls is a prerequisite," he had even written in the manuscript of his textbook, knowing fully well that his editor in England would take it out, but enjoying the experience of putting those words on paper.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A prerequisite of the external world, a motion intermingled and fused with bodies existing and moving in space.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • As a UN Arab Human Development Report put it: "The rise of women is in fact a prerequisite for an Arab renaissance.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Yes, Jesus is indeed both—man and God—but a virgin birth is not the prerequisite for divinity.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • One of the prerequisites for becoming a Mason is that you must believe in a higher power.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "If a perfect record were a prerequisite, there’d only be about two teachers in all of the state of Arizona," his professor said.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Indeed, the more one considers it, the more obvious it seems: association with a _truly__ distinguished household _is__ a prerequisite of ’greatness’.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • But I have been thinking a little more about that other pronouncement made by the Hayes Society - namely the admission that it was a prerequisite for membership of the Society that ’the applicant be attached to a distinguished household’.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Let’s clarify your prerequisites first.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • It’s a prerequisite for surgical training.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I saw that vigil now as necessary, a prerequisite for my insides to harden and cure just like the willow of a cricket bat must cure to be ready for a lifetime of knocks.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Indeed, now that I think further on the matter, I believe it may well be true to say it _is__ a prerequisite of greatness that one ’be attached to a distinguished household’ - so long as one takes ’distinguished’ here to have a meaning deeper than that understood by the Hayes Society.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The individual, through prolonged psychological disciplines, gives up completely all attachment to his personal limitations, idiosyncrasies, hopes and fears, no longer resists the self-annihilation thatis prerequisite to rebirth in the realization of truth, and so becomes ripe, at last, for the great at-one-ment.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I believe, in fact, we spoke about life and death, about the dignity of death, to the extent that it is a constituent and prerequisite of life, and about how it can degenerate into something grotesque if we commit the abominable error of isolating it as an intellectual principle.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The only healthy and noble and indeed, let me expressly point out, the only religious way in which to regard death is to perceive and feel it as a constituent part of life, as life’s holy prerequisite, and not to separate it intellectually, to set it up in opposition to life, or, worse, to play it off against life in some disgusting fashion— for that is indeed the antithesis of a healthy, noble, reasonable, and religious view.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • To be sure, the majority of students taking the courses must have played the game of nice manners with their teachers, and accepted, for purposes of understanding, the prerequisite belief that the ancients had something meaningful to say.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • And since the real world, the valley populated by human beings, very quickly closed behind him again and was lost from sight, and since no sound could reach him from down there now, he was soon deep in his solitude before he even knew it, more deeply lost than he could ever have wished, so deep that the feeling verged on fear, which is the prerequisite of courage.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In the search for some link, scientists had stooped to the absurdity of hypothesizing living material with no structure, unorganized organisms, which if placed in a solution of protein would grow like crystals in a nutrient solution—whereas, in fact, organic differentiation was simultaneously the prerequisite and expression of all life, and no life-form could be proved that did not owe its existence to propagation by a parent.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • ůself was a living entity of a higher order, far removed from those simple organisms that breathed, fed, even thought, with just the surface of their bodies, that it was constructed, rather, out of a myriad of small organized units, which all shared a common origin, but had multiplied by constantly dividing, had adapted and combined for various functions, and had then separated to develop on their own and germinated new forms that were both the prerequisite and the effect of its growth.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • These software updates are a prerequisite for Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
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