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Past history or previous circumstances
“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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One's family or ethnic descent
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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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Those from which anything proceeds
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Elements or circumstances contributing to a result
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Plural for something that precedes, and is likely the cause of, another thing
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Plural for 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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Plural for the specific entity in the world that a word or phrase identifies or denotes
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Protases or conditionals
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Plural for a person or thing that serves as an example of a type
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Plural for a supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
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Plural for one's background or life experience
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