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Pre-existent   /pri-ɛgzˈɪstənt/   Listen
Pre-existent

adjective
1.
Existing previously or before something.  Synonyms: pre-existing, preexistent, preexisting.






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"Pre-existent" Quotes from Famous Books



... more than an element in our instincts of immortality. But let us bear in mind that, though the idea is not advanced in Revelation, there is nothing there to contradict it, and the fall of man presents an analogy in its favour. Accordingly, a pre-existent state has entered into the popular creeds of many nations, and among all persons acquainted with classic literature is known as an ingredient in Platonic philosophy. Archimedes said that he could move the world if he had a point whereon to rest his machine. Who has not felt the same aspirations as ...
— The Prose Works of William Wordsworth • William Wordsworth



Words linked to "Pre-existent" :   preexistent, preexisting, pre-existing, preexist, antecedent



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