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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.

Previous Quotations

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

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

Watching previous figure skaters, I always wondered why they cried after their performance.
Kim Yuna

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
Ulysses S. Grant
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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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