always connotes comparison, stated or implied, with what follows or is latter the former owner
applies specif. to something previously said or written the foregoing examples
often adds to the meaning of
a connotation of direct causal relationship with what follows events antecedent to the war
, esp. when used with the definite article, implies a coming immediately before the preceding night
adds to this a connotation of greater importance or claim as a result of being first a prior commitment
generally implies a coming before in time or order a previous encounter
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