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predecessor
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
one who precedes another in time — such as the previous mayor relative to the current mayor
  • When it was found I could neither understand nor be understood, I was conducted by his order to an apartment in his palace (this prince being distinguished above all his predecessors for his hospitality to strangers), where two servants were appointed to attend me.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (12% in)
  • The first is, by knowing how, with prudence, to dispose of a wife, a daughter, or a sister; the second, by betraying or undermining his predecessor; and the third is, by a furious zeal, in public assemblies, against the corruption's of the court.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (45% in)

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