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socialisma way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government

due processa course of formal proceedings (as judicial proceedings)

asylumprotection from arrest and extradition given especially to political refugees

insubordinatedisobedient to authority

Physicists have constructed a pipette that dispenses a billionth of a trillionth of a liter, a droplet thats a thousand times as small as volumes

, many mutations have been induced by harsh treatments such as X rays, UV light or chemicals.

Had I been capable of looking closer then, I might have asked myself why every kind of

Seepreviousdefined for English-language learners

She has a child from apreviousmarriage.

The two characters met in apreviouschapter.

In a shot of her riding her horse, the sun is much higher in the sky than in

scenes of William racing toward a setting sun.

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Chinese negotiators have made clear that if the U.S. imposes tariffs on Chinese goods, Chinas

offer to significantly ramp up purchase of U.S. farm goods is off the table.

Tit-for-Tat: Trump and Xi Both Think the Other Guy is Bluffing,

administrations that reduced spending on health as a share of the budget from 10% to 7.7%.

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Your business might deserve an honor, but be wary of vanity awards seeking money,

So whats Jenner been up to in the five months since her

runway appearance on January 14 for Dsquared2?

Kendall Jenner Returns to the Runway at Versace After a 5-Month Sabbatical,

Two of the beta-thalassemia patients in Bluebirds clinical trials who have been followed for the longest period of time have relapsed since the companys

New Bluebird data show promising benefits for gene therapy, if they last,

In December 2016, former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon finally offered a long-sought-after apology for the U.N.s role while announcing a new approach after a

$2.2 billion, 10-year cholera elimination plan failed to gain traction.

U.S. Congress to U.N.: What are you doing to compensate Haitis cholera victims?,

county administration spent several years working through Mrs. Grahams Estate to obtain the property.

Harford to end ownership of arts center site,

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Latinpraeviusleading the way, fromprae-pre- +viaway more atway

antecedent,anterior,foregoing,former,precedent,preceding,prior;

after,ensuing,following,later,posterior,subsequent,succeeding;

closing,concluding,final,last,latest,latter,terminal,ultimate;

earliest,first,inaugural,initial,maiden,original,pioneer;

precedingantecedentforegoingpreviouspriorformeranteriormean being before.precedingusually implies being immediately before in time or in place.

antecedentapplies to order in time and may suggest a causal relation.

foregoingapplies chiefly to statements.

previousandpriorimply existing or occurring earlier, butprioroften adds an implication of greater importance.

formerimplies always a definite comparison or contrast with something that is latter.

anteriorapplies to position before or ahead of usually in space, sometimes in time or order.

PREVIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

:existing or happening before the present time

:immediately before in time or order

Seewords that rhyme withpreviousThesaurus:All synonyms and antonyms forpreviousSpanish Central:Translation ofpreviousNglish:Translation ofpreviousfor Spanish speakersBritannica English:Translation ofpreviousfor Arabic speakers

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socialisma way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government

due processa course of formal proceedings (as judicial proceedings)

asylumprotection from arrest and extradition given especially to political refugees

insubordinatedisobedient to authority

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