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just preceding something else in time or order

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(used especially of persons) of the immediate past

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too soon or too hasty

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Directly after the doctor, who had taken up so much time, came the celebrated traveler, and Alexey Alexandrovitch, by means of the pamphlet he had only just finished reading and his previous acquaintance with the subject, impressed the traveler by the depth of his knowledge of the subject and the breadth and enlightenment of his view of it.
We often feel that something in our sensible environment is familiar, without having any definite recollection of previous occasions on which we have seen it.
When we see a cat, we know it is a cat because of previous cats we have seen, but we do not, as a rule, recollect at the moment any particular occasion when we have seen a cat.
Thus, if I recognize a thing, the occasion of its previous existence in virtue of which I recognize it forms part of "my experience" by DEFINITION: recognition will be one of the marks by which my experience is singled out from the rest of the world.
The difficulty in framing general notions which has appeared in this and in all the previous Dialogues recurs in the Gorgias and Theaetetus as well as in the Republic.
On the evening previous to her being brought to my home, my mother had said playfully, "I have a pretty present for my Victor--tomorrow he shall have it." And when, on the morrow, she presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift, I, with childish seriousness, interpreted her words literally and looked upon Elizabeth as mine--mine to protect, love, and cherish.
Certainly this news excited people intensely, whatever their previous apathy.
None of them could tell him any news of Woking except one man, who assured him that Woking had been entirely destroyed on the previous night.
Even before visiting the Marquesas, I had heard from men who had touched at the group on former voyages some revolting stories in connection with these savages; and fresh in my remembrance was the adventure of the master of the Katherine, who only a few months previous, imprudently venturing into this bay in an armed boat for the purpose of barter, was seized by the natives, carried back a little distance into their valley, and was only saved from a cruel death by the intervention of a young girl, who facilitated his escape by night along the beach to Nukuheva.
The sun's rays had expended all their fury upon us; and to add to our discomfort, we had omitted to supply ourselves with water previous to starting.
On the previous evening at the Lodge, he had heard that a rumor of his duel had reached the Emperor and that it would be wiser for him to leave Petersburg.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have rounded up 5622 Proclaimed Offenders (PO) during the 1st quarter of the current year while, in the previous year, 4468 POs were arrested which is 1154 more than the previous year.
In other examples a burglar was not given a custodial sentence in 2015, despite 28 previous burglary offences and 56 total previous convictions, making them the most prolific burglar in the region to avoid jail for an offence last year.
At the end of October 2015 Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) closed at 7,124.80 points, decreased by 279.34 points (3.77 per cent) over the close of the previous month.
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