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used in Atlas Shrugged

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one who precedes another in time — such as the previous mayor relative to the current mayor
  • But I studied under one of his predecessors-Hugh Akston.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (43% in)
  • He did not pause to grasp it now-because in the flooding brightness of what he felt, another thought, which was its predecessor, had become clear to him and had been holding him for many minutes past.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (99% in)
  • The country had no clear image of what he looked like: his photographs had appeared on the covers of magazines as frequently as those of his predecessors in office, but people could never be quite certain which photographs were his and which were pictures of "a mail clerk" or "a white-collar worker," accompanying articles about the daily life of the undifferentiated-except that Mr. Thompson's collars were usually wilted.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (2% in)
  • Laura Bradford was Chalmers' current mistress; he liked her because his predecessor had been Wesley Mouch.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (46% in)

There are no more uses of "predecessor" in Atlas Shrugged.

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