Definition of 'previously'
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This position has been seen about 200 times previously in international chess. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This part of the field was the weakness that Argentina previously exposed time and again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is an increase to the 300 apprenticeship placements that the company previously offered. Computing (2010)The company had previously sought damages of 20 million. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Unlike most phishing attacks where messages are crude and easy to spot, these mimic the messages the sender has used previously. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Consider this: there are more kinds of smartphone available to buy than at any time previously, but less choice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The result was to stir up constant questions about what might previously be taken for granted. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)Its protective abilities are such that it was previously used to preserve organs being transported for transplant. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Previously he had worked in retail but was made redundant as part of industry cutbacks. The Sun (2009)The company has previously sounded a cautious note about a recovery in consumer spending. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The countries have met twelve times previously with five wins each and two draws. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She told him she was meeting a man she had previously told him about. The Sun (2014)The company has previously ignored the imprint except to deter others from infringing its copyright. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was then accused of hypocrisy after having previously talked about the need to cut public spending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company has previously blamed poor punctuality on air traffic control strikes. The Sun (2010)Previously the company had signalled flat profits. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The company had previously allowed staff to exercise discretion and judge whether there was enough space for bikes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She has previously spoken about how difficult it is for models to be taken seriously in the acting world. The Sun (2014)More experienced and intellectually advanced folk "have already taken birth in human bodies one or more times previously". Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)The location has previously been used for scenes for telly hospital drama Casualty. The Sun (2014)But the crew they hired chanced to be the same men who had previously used the vessel to smuggle in brandy and people. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Only three times previously have any international team made more runs in a successful one-day run chase. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He had previously done time for conning 200,000 from friends and family after pretending he had cancer. The Sun (2009)The star had previously complained about fans sitting outside his London pad. The Sun (2015)You'll also save a lot of time and effort previously spent on printing and preparing lengthy board packets! Christianity Today (2000)He has previously worked with Tottenham. The Sun (2010)The work previously consisted of a limited set of standardized tasks and workers were told which machine to work on and the time allowed for the job. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991) Work previously done overseas will be transferred to Merthyr Tydfil. The Sun (2015)The company employs about 70,000 people globally, most of whom previously worked for government agencies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Seek examples of well-regarded project plans that have been used previously, copy the style and include the same elements in your own plans. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No trees were felled in the making of this hotel (all wood used was previously killed by beetles) and the bar was made from salvaged coral. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'previously'
British English: previously /ˈpriːvɪəslɪ/ ADVERB
Previously means at some time before the period that you are talking about.
He now works in a bank, but previously he was a teacher.
- American English: previously
- Arabic: مِنْ قَبْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: previamente
- Chinese: 先前
- Croatian: prethodno
- Czech: předtím
- Danish: tidligere
- Dutch: voorafgaand
- European Spanish: antes anteriormente
- Finnish: aiemmin
- French: précédemment
- German: vorher
- Greek: πρωτύτερα
- Italian: in precedenza
- Japanese: 以前に
- Korean: 전에
- Norwegian: tidligere
- Polish: poprzednio
- European Portuguese: previamente
- Romanian: anterior
- Russian: заблаговременно
- Spanish: antes
- Swedish: innan
- Thai: แต่ก่อน
- Turkish: daha önceden
- Ukrainian: раніше
- Vietnamese: trước kia
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