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prerequisite
used in The Remains of the Day

4 uses
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Definition
something that is required in advance — especially a course already passed prior to taking another course
  • Pressure to have these announced steadily mounted, and in response to a series of letters published in _A Quarterly for the Gentleman's Gentleman—, the Society admitted that a prerequisite for membership was that 'an applicant be attached to a distinguished household'.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (43% in)
  • But I have been thinking a little more about that other pronouncement made by the Hayes Society - namely the admission that it was a prerequisite for membership of the Society that 'the applicant be attached to a distinguished household'.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (3% in)
  • Indeed, now that I think further on the matter, I believe it may well be true to say it _is— a prerequisite of greatness that one 'be attached to a distinguished household' - so long as one takes 'distinguished' here to have a meaning deeper than that understood by the Hayes Society.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (5% in)
  • Indeed, the more one considers it, the more obvious it seems: association with a _truly— distinguished household _is— a prerequisite of 'greatness'.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (30% in)

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