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Word: antecedents

Definition: preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background


Sentences Containing 'antecedents'

It was the first time it had ever been so complimented, and Madame Defarge knew enough of its antecedents to know better.
The Lascar was known to be a man of the vilest antecedents, but as, by Mrs. St. Clair's story, he was known to have been at the foot of the stair within a very few seconds of her husband's appearance at the window, he could hardly have been more than an accessory to the crime.

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