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Definition the front part; or font of the body, or earlier in time
  • Caffeine triggers the release of dopamine, mostly in the frontal areas of the brain and the anterior cingular cortex.
  • He tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and is out for the rest of the season.
  • Intellect is the simple power anterior to all action or construction.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
  • Damascus dates back anterior to the days of Abraham, and is the oldest city in the world.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • The history of this branch of the English Constitution, anterior to the date of Magna Charta, is too obscure to yield instruction.
    Madison, James  --  Federalist Papers Authored by James Madison
  • Luther's wedding-ring was shown me; also a fork belonging to a time anterior to our era, and an early bookjack.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • It is the source of subjects and objects and exists in an anterior relationship to them.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • A middle-aged executive, whom Idris last saw three years before, comes in with an evolving anterior myocardial infarction.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Dead center of each pyramid, embedded in their anterior facades, were gold medallions .... medallions like few Langdon had ever seen .... perfect ellipses.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It was young Iphidamas, Anterior's brawny and athletic son, who had been reared in Thrace, that fertile country, billowy grassland, nourisher of flocks.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • At present, a large part of the vacant Western territory is, by cession at least, if not by any anterior right, the common property of the Union.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Mutilated, dismembered, tortured bodies, ripped into grotesque shreds... I had clearly seen the vestigial feelers still attached to the truncated anterior section of a child.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Communities have existed which were aristocratic from their earliest origin, owing to circumstances anterior to that event, and which became more democratic in each succeeding age.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The flood of memories brought back by this revival of an incident anterior to her troubles produced a momentary dismay lest, recognizing her also, he should by some means discover her story.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • And again the archdeacon had protested, objecting that the ordinance of the legate, which dated back to 1207, was anterior by a hundred and twenty-seven years to the Black Book, and consequently was abrogated in fact by it.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The anterior of the skull is quite thick and the skull itself sufficiently large to absorb enormous shocks from blows administered in this fashion, and they are tremendous blows, for dolphins have very powerful neck muscles.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • This, be it said, is of course from the restricted point of view of the terrestrial life which is apparent, and without prejudging the profound question of the anterior or ulterior personality of the beings which are not man.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It then penetrated the dura matter, passed through the left posterior lobe of the cerebrum, entered the left lateral ventricle and lodged in the white matter of the cerebrum just above the anterior portion of the left corpus striatum.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Holabird had, five years before, done one bit of research which had taken his name into scientific journals throughout the world: he had studied the effect of the extirpation of the anterior lobes of a dog's brain on its ability to find its way through the laboratory.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I am aware that many of my contemporaries maintain that nations are never their own masters here below, and that they necessarily obey some insurmountable and unintelligent power, arising from anterior events, from their race, or from the soil and climate of their country.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2

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