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predecessor
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
one who precedes another in time — such as the previous mayor relative to the current mayor
  • Those of England are known to be no wise inferior to their Greek or Roman predecessors.
    Book 2 (27% in)
  • From this complacence, the critics have been emboldened to assume a dictatorial power, and have so far succeeded, that they are now become the masters, and have the assurance to give laws to those authors from whose predecessors they originally received them.
    Book 5 (2% in)
  • [*] There is a peculiar propriety in mentioning this great actor, and these two most justly celebrated actresses, in this place, as they have all formed themselves on the study of nature only, and not on the imitation of their predecessors.
    Book 9 (13% in)
  • To give them their due, they soar a step higher than their predecessors, and may be called men of wisdom and vertu (take heed you do not read virtue).
    Book 13 (30% in)

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