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antecedent
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
something that happened previous to something else; or anything that precedes something
  • And where Ahab's chances of accomplishing his object have hitherto been spoken of, allusion has only been made to whatever way-side, antecedent, extra prospects were his, ere a particular set time or place were attained, when all possibilities would become probabilities, and, as Ahab fondly thought, every possibility the next thing to a certainty.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (23% in)

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