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Sample sentences for the GRE study word predecessor

predecessor can be used as a noun

1.The next day was as fine as its predecessor it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.The irrigation of these lands in the Zaraisky province had been initiated by the predecessor of Alexey Alexandrovitch's predecessor. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.Thus as my predecessor weakened his practice declined, until when I purchased it from him it had sunk from twelve hundred to little more than three hundred a year. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4.Heav'n, as thou knowest, I have power to shut And open and the keys are therefore twain, The which my predecessor meanly priz'd.'. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
5.In point of style and dramatic construction, it is by far the best of Marlowe's plays, and is a worthy predecessor of Shakespeare's historical drama. - from English Literature by William J. Long
6.Here on this ferry-boat, for instance, a man has been my predecessor and teacher, a holy man, who has for many years simply believed in the river, nothing else. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
7.To enliven the audience the devil of the Miracle plays was introduced and another lively personage called the Vice was the predecessor of our modern clown and jester. - from English Literature by William J. Long
8.His best known work, "Christ's Victory and Triumph" , was the greatest religious poem that had appeared in England since "Piers Plowman," and is not an unworthy predecessor of _Paradise Lost_. - from English Literature by William J. Long
9.Did to his predecessors part withal. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.Take to you, as your predecessors have. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
11."You know he has nothing to recommend him but money and a ridiculous roll of addle-headed predecessors now, don't you. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
12.cheap estimation, is worth all your predecessors since Deucalio. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.and his predecessors and he saw that the complement was not half empty. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
14.Under my head are dragg'd The rest, my predecessors in the guilt Of simony. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
15.Thus educated, they will invent for themselves any lesser rules which their predecessors have altogether neglected. - from The Republic by Plato
16.Name some of Shakespeare's predecessors in the drama What types of drama did they develop Name some plays of each type. - from English Literature by William J. Long
17.A second group of predecessors is found in the Italian and Spanish pastoral romances, which were inspired by the _Eclogues_ of Virgil. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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