Before and Following


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Before preposition – Earlier than.
Usage example: since I'm a faster runner, I got there before him

Following is an antonym for before in earlier than topic.
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Following preposition – Subsequent to in time or order.
Usage example: following the concert, there will be refreshments in the lobby

Before is an antonym for following.
Nearby Words: follow, follower, followed
Antonyms for Following
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  • Manga / Silver Spoon We didn't see him drinking anything before and the following pages make it clear it was actually spitting out his own blood.
  • Smith Goes to Canterlot That Was the Tour That Was The four 'bloops' and dialogue of Featherweight before and following his attack run on the entrenched ponies in Pripytrot is pulled almost entirely from World in Conflict.
  • Love Before First Sight She's been following his life for a while, and explicitly says she fell in love before they met.
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