- But, granting that it might have proved expedient to call in other judges, when we had full knowledge of the circumstances, what would have been our dilemma if, conscience commanding one course, we had found ourselves antecedently bound to abide by the conclusions of another arbiter? - "Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles", Alfred T. Mahan.
- Again, it is largely on the supposition of this antecedently unlikely uniformity, that Mr. Laing argues to the antiquity of life on earth; whereas Lyell's conclusion warrants nothing of the kind, being simply: that present causes, " given sufficient time," would produce the observed effects. - "The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)", George Tyrrell.
- They were not reversionary, but no less by bequest and no less sure than they had been had he, whose death by sacrifice was continually pointed out antecedently, really died. - "The Ordinance of Covenanting", John Cunningham.