1. at an earlier time or formerly
    a previously unquestioned attitude
    better than anything previously proposed
    she had previously lived in Chicago
    antecedently arranged
    he was previously president of a bank
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How To Use antecedently In A Sentence

  • The opinion that the name Jahveh was adopted by the Jews from the Chanaanites, has been defended … but has been rejected … It is antecedently improbable that Jahveh, the irreconcilable enemy of the Chanaanites, should be originally a Chanaanite god … Jhvh is the enemy of god and man
  • An epiphany of the Loved, the feminine is not added to an object and a Thou antecedently given or encountered in the neuter (the sole gender formal logic knows.)
  • The premisses must be the causes of the conclusion, better known than it, and prior to it; its causes, since we possess scientific knowledge of a thing only when we know its cause; prior, in order to be causes; antecedently known, this antecedent knowledge being not our mere understanding of the meaning, but knowledge of the fact as well. Locke's Philosophy of Science
  • My thought is that religion can serve in amplifying and directing a commitment to previously accepted values: so, for example, if you are antecedently committed to relieving human suffering and to promoting equal opportunities, you may find particular parts of the Gospels inspiring. Michael Ruse: The Quest For Inclusion in the Science and Religion Debate
  • I answer, No; for there is a great deal of difference between a mere illative necessity, which consists only in the logical consequence of one thing upon another, and between a causal necessity, which efficiently and antecedently determines and puts the faculty upon working. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V.
  • Unlike the first three types of sameness, being “of a kind” entails that things are antecedently similar Mohist Canons
  • So antecedently the box of basinal, the, and the cirrocumulus, i am abuzz to fitzgerald ventrally gelatinousness, sun, and miniature. Rational Review
  • According to the standard seventeenth-century view, there exist, independently of and antecedently to our perception of them, material bodies.
  • If one is antecedently committed to empiricism, it may seem a manifestation of the appropriately intimate connection between the aesthetic character of a work and the value of the experience that the work affords. The Concept of the Aesthetic
  • Reason does of course play a role in our moral life, but only as helping to guide us to an end antecedently determined by affection, in particular the affection of universal benevolence. Scottish Philosophy in the 18th Century
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