previously

previously
[[t]pri͟ːviəsli[/t]]
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1) ADV: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj, ADV with cl Previously means at some time before the period that you are talking about.

Guyana's railways were previously owned by private companies...

The contract was awarded to a previously unknown company...

Previously she had very little time to work in her own garden.

2) ADV: n ADV You can use previously to say how much earlier one event was than another event.

He had first entered the House 12 years previously...

She had rented the flat from the council some fourteen months previously.

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  • Previously — Pre vi*ous*ly, adv. Beforehand; antecedently; as, a plan previously formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • previously — index heretofore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • previously — adverb before the present time: The world record was previously held by a Spanish athlete. | two days/three years etc previously: The car was now worth twice what we d paid for it six months previously …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • previously — adv. Previously is used with these adjectives: ↑exempt, ↑impossible, ↑married, ↑neglected, ↑secret, ↑separate, ↑unheard, ↑unheard of, ↑unknown, ↑unnoticed, ↑unthinkable, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • previously — pre|vi|ous|ly [ priviəsli ] adverb *** before the present time, or before the time you are discussing: She was previously employed as a research scientist. Three years previously, he had met Susan …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • previously */*/*/ — UK [ˈpriːvɪəslɪ] / US [ˈprɪvɪəslɪ] adverb before the present time, or before the time you are discussing She was previously employed as a research scientist. Three years previously, he had met Susan …   English dictionary

  • previously — adverb previously, only the outermost doors were locked at night Syn: formerly, earlier, earlier on, before, hitherto, once, at one time, in the past, in days gone by, in times gone by, in bygone days, in times past, in former times; in advance,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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