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previous to

prep.
Prior to; before.
Translations
قَبْل
dříve než
før
á undan, áîur en
-den önce

previous

(ˈpriːviəs) adjective
earlier in time or order. on a previous occasion; the previous owner of the house.
ˈpreviously adverb
previous to
before. They told their families about their engagement previous to publishing it in the newspaper.
References in classic literature ?
Fac-simile copies of this piece had been in possession of the present editor some time previous to its publication in "Scribner's Magazine" for September, 1875; but as proofs of the authorship claimed for it were not forthcoming, he refrained from publishing it as requested.
He had delivered a mel- ancholy oration previous to his funeral, and had doubtless in the packet of letters, presented vari- ous keepsakes to relatives.
During the two years that had elapsed previous to their marriage my father had gradually relinquished all his public functions; and immediately after their union they sought the pleasant climate of Italy, and the change of scene and interest attendant on a tour through that land of wonders, as a restorative for her weakened frame.

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