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predecessor
used in The Magic Mountain

2 uses
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Definition
one who precedes another in time — such as the previous mayor relative to the current mayor
  • It was a little past three-thirty when a technical assistant who worked down here opened the door to admit the lucky Swedish bruiser—evidently his predecessor had been let out by way of another exit.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (47% in)
  • I, for my pan, was never able to attain such clarity, although it was clear to me that anyone who found himself in a situation where he must ponder such matters would have to assume certain precedents, or indeed predecessors—though I did know that Director Behrens, who as you are perhaps aware is an amateur painter in oils, had in the course of a great many sittings produced a magnificent portrait of her, with a lifelike mastery of the skin that, just between us, certainly takes one...
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (89% in)

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