Yes, and Basil now believes he can antedate Adam, and trace some facts about his ancestry that started with a missing link.
This would make them antedate July, 1759, which is not true of the bakehouse.
There are ruins here and in Yucatan which antedate by centuries anything of recorded history relating to the British Isles.
So does the species of animal or plant outlast and antedate the lifetime of one man.
They believe in local spirits who are to be worshiped; some of these are of human origin, and some antedate all human life.
Here again Pitt's hopeful nature led him to antedate the course of events.
We must not antedate a change which is taking place very gradually in the middle of the twelfth century.
By reading a man does as it were antedate his life, and makes himself contemporary with the ages past.
Here is the old church of St. Sergius, which is said to antedate the Moslem conquest.
And yet there are many buildings in England still standing that antedate 1725 by many years, some by centuries.