Last and Preceding


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Last adjective – Following all others of the same kind in order or time.
Preceding is a synonym for last in previous topic. In some cases you can use "Preceding" instead an adjective "Last", when it comes to topics like near.
Nearby Word: lasted
Synonyms for Last


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Preceding adjective – Going before another in time or order.
Last is a synonym for preceding in near topic. Sometimes you can use "Last" instead an adjective "Preceding".
Nearby Words: precede, precedent, precedence, preceded
Synonyms for Preceding

Things that words describes

part last part preceding part
scene last scene preceding scene
stage last stage preceding stage
panel last panel preceding panel
Other nouns: line, episode, season, level, game, chapter, book, album, fight, battle, night, year, song, day, film, minutes, war, movie, arc, years, books, chapters, seasons, moments, episodes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Last of His Kind In the vein, an age-regressed Reimu is the last shrine maiden of Gensokyo, especially since her mother, Reiko, the preceding shrine maiden, had died in 20XXIV
  • Brawl's story mode, The Subspace Emissary, Sonic the Hedgehog makes his first appearance at the last possible second, showing up in the cutscene immediately preceding the final boss.
  • Film / Mulholland Dr. Schrödinger's Butterfly: The big brain hump of this movie is wondering which is real; the last half hour, or everything preceding it?
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Preceding or Last. 2016. Accessed May 21, 2022.

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