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antecedent
used in A Tale of Two Cities

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Definition
something that happened previous to something else; or anything that precedes something
  • It was the first time it had ever been so complemented, and Madame Defarge knew enough of its antecedents to know better.
    2.16 — Still Knitting (48% in)
  • Impossible, here in raging Paris, with Suspicion filling the air, for you to outlive denunciation, when you are in communication with another aristocratic spy of the same antecedents as yourself, who, moreover, has the mystery about him of having feigned death and come to life again!
    3.8 — A Hand at Cards (91% in)

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