Eleven years after the attacks, air travel in the U.S. has pretty much reverted to what it was pre 9/11: a pain in the ass.
The distinction between its pre- and post-crash mortgage book makes Freddie look like two entirely different companies.
According to BTS, by 2005, U.S. domestic enplanements surpassed their pre 9/11 peaks.
Hostesses twitter on the phone, or just Twitter, to woo A-list guests to pre- and post-inauguration parties.
The “nuclear option” was a drastic step—though, arguably, it returns the Senate to its pre–2009 status quo—but it was fair game.
pre Gratry felt painfully that the dogmas of the Church were but as an 'unknown tongue' to many of the best of his compatriots.
The pre- verbal (or pre-discursive) is immediate by its very nature.
The new chaplain read the marriage service, but pre Michaux gave the bride away.
Scarcely a day passed that the pre did not change his mind about him.
The pre Louis' tolerance and sense of duty so affected Anthony that his awkward arms were very gentle.
word-forming element meaning "before," from Old French pre- and Medieval Latin pre-, both from Latin prae (adverb and preposition) "before in time or place," from PIE *peri- (cf. Oscan prai, Umbrian pre, Sanskrit pare "thereupon," Greek parai "at," Gaulish are- "at, before," Lithuanian pre "at," Old Church Slavonic pri "at," Gothic faura, Old English fore "before"), extended form of root *per- (1) "beyond" (see per).
The Latin word was active in forming verbs. Also cf. prae-. Sometimes in Middle English muddled with words in pro- or per-.
Earlier; before; prior to: prenatal.
Anterior; in front of: preaxial.