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How to use predate in a sentence
Cancellation is by no means sufficient to address the student debt crisis—which predates the pandemic—or reach all of the people the pandemic has hurt.Why Student Debt Cancellation Is Vital for Americans Most Hurt by the Pandemic | Suzanne Kahn and Anna N. Smith | February 5, 2021 | Time
For one, his excursions predate the Age of Enlightenment for wildlife protection and conservation.In ‘The Whispering Land,’ a British naturalist collects travel tales — and animals with tails — in Argentina | Andrea Sachs | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
All were made in 2020, but some address concerns that far predate the pandemic.In the galleries: Middle East artists examine sheltering in place amid pandemic | Mark Jenkins | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
The character herself, of course, predates that series by decades.
Although mail-in voting long predates the pandemic, the 2020 elections expanded access to it as Americans took advantage in vast numbers.2020 has sucked—but there are some small silver linings | Tanya Basu | December 25, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
But he appears to have been a 32-year-old native of Quebec with a history of legal troubles that predate his radicalization.
“Parents can be reassured with the finding that sexting may predate sexual behavior,” said Dr. Temple.
Widespread greed, corruption, and sexual violence predate economic liberalization in 1991.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital | William O’Connor | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"The issues at stake in Bahrain predate the Arab Spring," Husain said in an interview with The Daily Beast.Bahrain Opposition No Pawn of Iran’s Mullahs, Shiite Leader Says | Eli Lake | November 10, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most of these pieces predate Cleopatra VII but give a stunning sense of her Alexandria.
Does a discovery or invention predate a change in scale, or is the new scale a result of it or of several related phenomena?The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for predate
to affix a date to (a document, paper, etc) that is earlier than the actual date
to assign a date to (an event, period, etc) that is earlier than the actual or previously assigned date of occurrence
to be or occur at an earlier date than; precede in time
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