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Adjective
Preceding in time or order
“Frequently, the antecedent history is a narration of events of salvation; in later texts, it may be a list of exemplary figures or a dogmatic statement about the activity of God with the world.”
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Belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
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Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors
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A person's ancestors or family and social background
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“Nothing was known locally either of his antecedents or of the reasons which had prompted him to come to this Lancashire hamlet.”
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Something that precedes, and is likely the cause of, another thing
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A thing that existed before or logically precedes another
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The principle on which an idea, activity or process is based on
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A healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
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The specific entity in the world that a word or phrase identifies or denotes
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Protasis or conditional
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A cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
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A person or thing that serves as an example of a type
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The origin of something
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A supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
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An element or circumstance contributing to a result
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One's background or life experience
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