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 Meanings and Examples of PREVIOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
previous
 a.  existing or occurring before something else
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  There was really, even now, no tangible evidence to the contrary; but since the previous night a vague dread had hung on his sky-line.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  Ethan therefore proposed to his assistant that they should load the sledge at the wood-lot, as they had done on the previous morning, and put off the "teaming" to Starkfield till later in the day.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
3  When he re-entered the kitchen the lamp lit up the same scene of shining comfort as on the previous evening.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
4  Until the previous summer, Stuart had courted India Wilkes with the approbation of both families and the entire County.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
5  Scarlett was full of plans these days and each one of them seemed worse to Frank than the previous one.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  But all the previous criticism of her conduct was as nothing compared with the buzz of gossip that now went through the town.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  The previous year she had made a dazzling debut fringed by a heavy thunder-cloud of bills.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
8  Today, however, it renewed the sense of servitude which the previous night's review of her cheque-book had produced.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  So much the previous evening had told her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
10  Moreover, by some obscure process of logic, she felt that her momentary burst of generosity had justified all previous extravagances, and excused any in which she might subsequently indulge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
11  She was dining with Mrs. Fisher, who had gathered at an informal feast a few of the performers of the previous evening.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
12  It was a relief to her that Gerty was obliged to hasten away: the two kissed silently, but without a trace of the previous night's emotion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
13  She had never learned to live with her own thoughts, and to be confronted with them through such hours of lucid misery made the confused wretchedness of her previous vigil seem easily bearable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
14  The morning was in harsh contrast to the previous day.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
15  Its extreme downtown is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
Example Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
16  After eight years in power, the government can no longer use the previous government's policy as an alibi for its own failure.
17  Recommendations from two previous clients helped to establish her credibility.
18  Examine all those planted the previous autumn and winter to see that the soil has not been loosened by frost.
19  She went straight for the jugular and asked him to explain his previous criminal record.
20  Her previous experience in social work is a plus factor.
21  Observers noted an absence of the violence which had been a feature of previous elections.
22  The judge overruled the previous decision.
23  The judge will take into consideration any previous convictions.
24  The furniture had been left by the previous occupants.
25  She has two children by a previous marriage.
26  She has three daughters from a previous marriage.
27  His latest book is a reworking of material from his previous short stories.
28  His mind kept flashing back to the previous night.
29  No previous experience is necessary for this job.
30  Cost cutting had enabled the organization to survive a previous cash crunch.