Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: predecessor

Definition: former occupant of a post


Sentences Containing 'predecessor'

Its metal will preserve it from the hackings and chippings which so defaced its predecessor, which was of marble; but the brick foundations are crumbling, and it will tumble down by and bye.
I thought about my predecessor, who had died of drink and smoke; and I could have wished he had been so good as to live, and not bother me with his decease.
Oh, what an evening, when I sat down by my fire to a basin of mutton broth, dimpled all over with fat, and thought I was going the way of my predecessor, and should succeed to his dismal story as well as to his chambers, and had half a mind to rush express to Dover and reveal all!
So, here was another earthquake of which I became the sport, before I had recovered from the shock of its predecessor!
The first is, by knowing how, with prudence, to dispose of a wife, a daughter, or a sister; the second, by betraying or undermining his predecessor; and the third is, by a furious zeal, in public assemblies, against the corruption’s of the court.
Perhaps he got it as his scientific predecessor in the same field, Desmarest, got one of his authentic abortions; that is, from a Chinese drawing.

More Vocab Words

::: inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
::: humid - damp; N. humidity
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: reprisal - retaliation
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
::: decelerate - slow down