Next and Preceding


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Next adjective – Being the one that comes immediately after another.
Usage example: she was next in line for concert tickets

Preceding is an antonym for next in topics: order, time.
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Preceding adjective – Existing or coming before.
Next is an antonym for preceding.
Nearby Words: precede, precedent, precedence, preceded
Antonyms for Preceding
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Things that words describes

move next move preceding move
part next part preceding part
area next area preceding area
turn next turn preceding turn
Other nouns: scene, stage, panel, episode, season, room, level, game, chapter, book, album, battle, night, year, song, day, film, minutes, movie, arc, years, books, months, seasons, episodes.

Both words in one sentence

  • The PC version also has a rather frequent issue with graphics glitching out just preceding a crash the next time the game would load up.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character Both preceding companions fall in love with the Doctor, so the next one, Donna, repeatedly states that she finds the Doctor unattractive.
  • "Not Wearing Pants" Dream The next day his preceding dream comes true; among other things, he walks his dog Marcel in his underwear without noticing.
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Preceding or Next. 2016. Accessed November 23, 2020.

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