front (part of speech: noun)
- It sounded like music heard in a dream, a dream anterior to this existence. - "Melomaniacs", James Huneker.
- But Josh had certainly been with him as long as he had sailed the Swash, and that was from a time actually anterior to the birth of Mulford. - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.
- The manner in which certain distinguished individuals, who lived anterior to the Mosaic economy, employed and desired the oath, showed that the information concerning it, which must have been communicated by Noah and his family, had been, by some at least, carefully preserved. - "The Ordinance of Covenanting", John Cunningham.