PREDECESSOR in a Sentence

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For PREDECESSOR, below is one of 20 sentences:
The next day was as fine as its predecessor: it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood.

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 Meanings and Examples of PREDECESSOR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  former occupant of post; ancestor or forefather
Classic Sentence:
1  Kennicott had inherited it from a medical predecessor, and changed it only by adding a white enameled operating-table, a sterilizer, a Roentgen-ray apparatus, and a small portable typewriter.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
2  Therefore these trucks went for the most part on the run; and the predecessor of Jonas had been jammed against the wall by one and crushed in a horrible and nameless manner.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
3  I couldn't let it rest, though; but when an opportunity offered at last to meet my predecessor, the grass growing through his ribs was tall enough to hide his bones.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
4  An athletic black belonging to some coast tribe, and educated by my poor predecessor, was the helmsman.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
5  The next day was as fine as its predecessor: it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
6  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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
7  Thus as my predecessor weakened his practice declined, until when I purchased it from him it had sunk from twelve hundred to little more than three hundred a year.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
8  Yet his plump, healthy-looking cheeks were so robustly constituted, and contained such an abundance of recreative vigour, that a new whisker soon sprouted in place of the old one, and even surpassed its predecessor.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
9  This measure received, at the hands of Congress, far more thorough discussion and attention than its predecessor.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
10  and his predecessors; and he saw that the complement was not half empty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
11  And truly is he so spoken of," said the Grand Master; "in our valour only we are not degenerated from our predecessors, the heroes of the Cross.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  Matters were also so arranged that though his income more than doubled that of his predecessors, he had never lost the affection of his fellow townsmen.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  The deputy prime minister, Abdullah Badawi had to formulate Malaysia's response to the US-led invasion of Iraq, deal with the outbreak of the SARS virus and keep watch while the courts heard an appeal by his jailed predecessor Anwar Ibrahim.
2  I hope I can live up to the fine example set by my late predecessor in this office.
3  He intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.
4  In her speech, she paid a glowing tribute to her predecessor.
5  She spoke scathingly of the poor standard of work done by her predecessor.
6  Salman, 79, is "a stalwart of the royal family" who is "viewed as a pragmatic and cautious reformer, much like his predecessor," says CNN's Becky Anderson in Abu Dhabi.
7  In his Christmas feasts Richard outdid his predecessors in prodigal hospitality.
8  She is a leader in the mold of her predecessors.