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Definition of Previous


  1. Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.

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Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
Robert Baden-Powell

History demonstrates that previous military drawdowns invited aggression by our enemies. After World War I, America drew down forces until the U.S. Army had fewer than 100,000 men in uniform. That weakness invited Nazi aggression in Europe and the imperial Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.
Frank Gaffney

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
Karl Marx

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
Niels Bohr
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previous in Danish is forbigangen
previous in Dutch is verleden, voorgaand
previous in German is vorherige, vorhergehend, vor...., vorherigen
previous in Latin is praevius
previous in Portuguese is precedente
previous in Spanish is pasada, previo
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