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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.

And we have done more in the two and a half years that I've been in here than the previous 43 Presidents to uphold that principle, whether it's ending 'don't ask, don't tell,' making sure that gay and lesbian partners can visit each other in hospitals, making sure that federal benefits can be provided to same-sex couples.
Barack Obama

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

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
James Joyce

Every film is a remake of a previous film, or a remake of a television series that everyone loved in the 1960s, or a remake of a television series that everyone hated in the 1960s. Or it's a theme park ride; it will soon come to breakfast cereal mascots.
Alan Moore
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Previous Translations

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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