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antecedent
used in Outliers

4 uses
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Definition
something that happened previous to something else; or anything that precedes something
  • But I ought to understand how limited the possibilities of a firm like his were to hire a boy of my antecedents.
    Chapter 5 (14% in)
  • "After they put me through the whole interview and everything," Bickel said many years later, "I was brought to [the senior partner], who took it upon himself to tell me that for a boy of my antecedents", and you can imagine how Bickel must have paused before repeating that euphemism for his immigrant background, "I certainly had come far.
    Chapter 5 (14% in)
  • Mudge Rose saying no to Bickel because of his "antecedents" was like the Chicago Bulls turning down Michael Jordan because they were uncomfortable with black kids from North Carolina.
    Chapter 5 (15% in)
  • He will be Jewish, of course, and so, locked out of the old-line downtown law firms on account of his "antecedents."
    Chapter 5 (95% in)

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