Etymology

1. previously

adverb. ['ˈpriːviːəsli'] at an earlier time or formerly.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • previous (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Previously

  • adversely
  • aimlessly
  • ambitiously
  • anonymously
  • anxiously
  • assiduously
  • autonomously
  • breathlessly
  • callously
  • capriciously
  • carelessly
  • cautiously
  • ceaselessly
  • closely
  • concisely
  • conscientiously
  • consciously
  • conspicuously
  • contemporaneously
  • contemptuously

Example sentences of the word previously


1. Adverb
Use a first name if you’ve been previously introduced or have an informal relationship in place.

Quotes containing the word previously


1. There is something uniquely depressing about the fact that the National Portrait Gallery's version of the Barack Obama 'Hope' poster previously belonged to a pair of lobbyists. Depressing because Mr. Obama's Washington was not supposed to be the lobbyists' Washington, the place we learned to despise during the last administration.
- Thomas Frank

2. Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory.
- Joshua Foer

3. I do know this... I seem to reach a lot of previously unchurched people. So many people have told me they never went to church until they heard our message of hope that God is a good God who desires to bless those who are faithful and obedient to Him through Jesus Christ.
- Joel Osteen

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