Even online chat rooms have an antecedent in the exchanges of nineteenth-century American telegraph operators.
But love is a complacency, and benevolence is but its effect or antecedent.
His scientists, his historians were all of the Victorian age or antecedent thereto.
Sir Isaac Newton somewhere lays it down for a rule, never to admit for history what is antecedent to letters.
No, its head spring, in this case, was antecedent to the lake.
In (a) the antecedent must be affirmed, in (b) the consequent must be denied; otherwise the arguments become fallacious.
It is not brought about by the presence of antecedent realities.
antecedent of that personal pronoun, please; who may the 'she' in question be?
This appears to be the antecedent of the modern country club.
He loved his craft, he believed he had not succeeded the millions of antecedent tailors in vain.'
antecedent an·te·ce·dent (ān'tĭ-sēd'nt)