Previous in a sentence

Definition of Previous

(not comparable) Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order. | (informal) Premature; acting or occurring too soon. | (informal, Britain) An existing criminal record (short for "previous convictions")

Short Example Sentence for Previous

  • 1. In this edition there are many variations from the previous one.
  • 2. She 'hopes a previous engagement won't prevent'!
  • 3. The priest had denounced him from the altar on the previous Sunday.
  • 4. The annual rent previous to this new arrangement had risen to L100.
  • 5. Some time previous to the period of which we now speak, Louis XIV.

How to use Previous in a Sentence?

  • 1. Soon thereafter everything was rebuilt and they resumed in their previous and hateful ways.
  • 2. She grew hot with the thought of the limitations of her previous conception of her lover.
  • 3. I saw him on the night previous to the morning of his death, though he did not see me.
  • 4. But the canoes did not all approach the shore together, as they had done on the previous nights.
  • 5. Departs from previous practice in having two separate cars, each of which contains one motor.
  • 6. I doubt not she had spent the night previous in vigil and prayer, as was so often her wont.
  • 7. And now, from his long previous abstinence, what he had already drunk had begun to tell upon him.
  • 8. The sight of her nurse, passive in despair, restored to the girl a portion of her previous spirit.
  • 9. These are delicately manipulated, as we know from previous knowledge that the hare will take one of them.
  • 10. Letters delivered later than half an hour previous to the departure of the respective mails to be accompanied with one penny.
  • 11. Mindful of his previous experience, he put out his light and glided toward them like a shrouded ghost.
  • 12. They all lounged naked by the courtyard fountain, recuperating from their follies in the rain the previous evening.
  • 13. We left our tents standing, and crossed over to the shanty of our friends of the previous evening to breakfast.
  • 14. Some governors had been without previous political experience while others were deficient in the qualities required in a successful colonial ruler.
  • 15. The veteran peacock had spread his tail for the last time the previous winter, and she was keeping some of his feathers as a relic.
  • 16. The court had however the power of granting a further respite of six weeks and three days previous to passing this last severe sentence.
  • 17. Dieskau, emboldened by the success of his previous advance, led his troops towards the lake in battle array.
  • 18. The same young man, who had brought for them the previous morning, stood before them now with a golden goblet of wine in each hand.
  • 19. Miss Eyester perused the testimonials for a patent medicine contained in a pamphlet left by previous campers.
  • 20. He loved the Union for which his father and family in the previous century had fought so hard and done so much.
  • 21. He was exacting and overbearing with them, and some on board, who had served with him on his previous voyage, had many tales to his disadvantage.
  • 22. Sir Henry shook hands with the latter and pointed to the easy-chair which his previous visitor had just vacated.
  • 23. All previous incidents are required to assist in working up to this climax; all later ones are introduced merely to allow its echo to die away.
  • 24. Guard's vanishing bark, on the previous evening, had led up the hillside, behind the house.
  • 25. The history of the Fehm-gerichte, previous to the fifteenth century, offers but few events to detain attention.
  • 26. He began, in fact, his journey to Texas, the theatre of the great work for which his previous life had been a preparation.
  • 27. This age, far beyond all previous ages, is full of powerful men, men who might, if they had the will for it, achieve stupendous things.
  • 28. Never having received the previous letter to which you allude, I had no scruple in disposing of both works here; but for Germany only.
  • 29. I represented to him that she was my prize, that I had a previous claim to her; and I mentioned my former attachment.
  • 30. On the previous day Mr. Lee had seemed a little under the dominance of his feelings, but this morning he was strictly business.
  • 31. But from 1914 on every year brought a changed situation in which the issues of the previous year had already been crowded out of attention by new and more pressing problems.
  • 32. There was a farmer at Kanturk railway station who confided to the stationmaster that he himself on the previous evening had been as drunk as the very devil.
  • 33. For the eight years which began on March 4, 1913, were to be wholly unlike any previous period in American history.
  • 34. He showed in this and other voyages such aptitude for his duties that he was made an acting lieutenant by his commander previous to his receiving his commission from Government.
  • 35. The frock-coated menial at the hotel desk, only a few hours previous servility itself, was unusually curt when I asked where the Adlons were.