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pre·vi·ous·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. previously, antecedentlyadverb

    at an earlier time or formerly

    "she had previously lived in Chicago"; "he was previously president of a bank"; "better than anything previously proposed"; "a previously unquestioned attitude"; "antecedently arranged"

Wiktionary

  1. previouslyadverb

    At an earlier time.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Previouslyadverb

    Beforehand; antecedently.

    Etymology: from previous.

    Darting their stings, they previously declare
    Design’d revenge, and fierce intent of war. Matthew Prior.

    It cannot be reconciled with perfect sincerity, as previously supposing some neglect of better information. Richard Fiddes.

ChatGPT

  1. previously

    Previously is an adverb which refers to something that happened or existed before the current time or the time being considered. It refers to an earlier event, period or state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Previouslyadverb

    beforehand; antecedently; as, a plan previously formed

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'previously' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1493

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'previously' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2736

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'previously' in Adverbs Frequency: #139

Anagrams for previously »

  1. viperously

  2. perviously

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of previously in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of previously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of previously in a Sentence

  1. Francesco Muschitiello:

    The Arctic Ocean has been warming up for much longer than we previously thought, and this is something that's a bit unsettling for many reasons, especially because the climate models that we use to cast projections of future climate change do not really simulate these type of changes.

  2. Nadiya Ignatiy:

    We cleared the garden, not just me, other people are doing it now... previously you could heat with gas but now it's a problem.

  3. Eric Bettinger of Stanford University:

    For years, we have known that parental presence is extraordinarily important in the very early childhood years. What we’re finding is that parents continue to be important much further along in a child’s life than we had previously thought.

  4. Donald Trump:

    A senior executive at Clinton Foundation left almost 150 telephone messages for Hillary Clinton’s top aide at State Department within a two-year time frame, according to previously unpublished documents obtained by Fox News. A review of State Department call logs for Cheryl Mills, the longtime Bill Clinton confidant who served as chief of staff for the entirety of Clinton’s four-year tenure as America’s top diplomat, reflects at least 148 messages from Laura Graham – then the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer – between 2010 and 2012. No other individual or non-profit appears in the logs with anything like that frequency or volume, the review found.

  5. Panusaya Sithijirawattankul:

    Previously, we were unable to say any of this and if we did, we would risk becoming another exile.

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