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Fore vs. Previous

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Forenoun

Journey; way; method of proceeding.

Previousadjective

(not comparable) Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.

‘He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.’;

Forenoun

The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.

Previousadjective

(informal) Premature; acting or occurring too soon.

Foreadverb

In the part that precedes or goes first; - opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.

Previousnoun

An existing criminal record (short for "previous convictions")

‘It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.’;

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Foreadverb

Formerly; previously; afore.

‘The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.’;

Previousnoun

a track record of similar behaviour.

Foreadverb

In or towards the bows of a ship.

Previousadjective

Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.

‘The dull sound . . . previous to the storm,Rolls o'er the muttering earth.’;

Foreadjective

Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; - opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.

‘The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is directed by the fore purpose of the state.’; ‘I have . . . paidMore pious debts to heaven, than in allThe fore end of my time.’; ‘Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.’;

Previousadjective

(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;

‘the former president’; ‘our late President is still very active’; ‘the previous occupant of the White House’;

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Forepreposition

Before; - sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.

Previousadjective

too soon or too hasty;

‘our condemnation of him was a bit previous’; ‘a premature judgment’;

Forenoun

front part of a vessel or aircraft;

‘he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line’;

Previousadjective

just preceding something else in time or order;

‘the previous owner’; ‘my old house was larger’;

Foreadjective

situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

Foreadjective

located anteriorly

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Foreadverb

near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;

‘the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments’;

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