preceding (part of speech: adjective)
previous time (part of speech: noun)
prelude (part of speech: noun)
- She will accompany him on his errands of mercy, watch beside the bedside of anguish, foregoing pleasure to follow in the path of duty. - "The Jericho Road", W. Bion Adkins.
- The chief function of education, therefore, may be seen clearly from the foregoing. - "Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training", Mosiah Hall.
- Get a small compass and show how it is related to the foregoing experiments. - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.