Noun(1) one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office(2) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
(1) In this context comparisons to his great predecessor in office do not seem to me absurd.(2) When I started this job my predecessor left me a guide which I referred to constantly for the first few weeks.(3) Some might say the big screen, as much as anything else, contributed to his predecessor 's downfall.(4) Sadly this current production is unlikely to follow in it's predecessor 's footsteps.(5) the new President's foreign policy is very similar to that of his predecessor(6) However, as with its famous predecessor Napster, downloading music from the site is illegal.(7) The replacement machine is about a quarter smaller than its predecessor and cheaper.(8) The old pavilion had been knocked down to be replaced by a new structure in the style of its predecessor .(9) I have not doubt this one will outsell its predecessor .(10) Critics say he is more militant than his predecessor .(11) The government has followed the path of its predecessor by forgetting it's role in an actual democracy.(12) the chapel was built in 1864 on the site of its predecessor(13) Two years ago, the Competition Authority decided to take up where its predecessor left off.(14) Yes, the current York City chairman and his predecessor are very different men.(15) The road bridge was built over the town's railway line to replace its predecessor , because of safety concerns.(16) China has been negotiating for 15 years to join the 141-nation WTO and its predecessor organization.
1. forerunner ::
2. ancestor ::
3. precursor ::
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When I was Hand of
the King under your father's PREDECESSOR,
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 7
Do you seriously think this is up to
the standards of your PREDECESSOR?
Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 10
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