ANTEDATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANTEDATE
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 v.  be earlier in time; go back further
Classic Sentence:
1  First, it became almost entirely Baptist and Methodist in faith; secondly, as a social institution it antedated by many decades the monogamic Negro home.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
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2  The second fact noted, namely, that the Negro church antedates the Negro home, leads to an explanation of much that is paradoxical in this communistic institution and in the morals of its members.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
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Example Sentence:
1  It is up to a claimant to ask the Commission to antedate a claim.
2  The economic troubles antedate the current administration.
3  This event long antedates the arrival of Columbus in America.