- adv.事先; 以前; 仓促; “previous”的派生
- 比较级: more previously;
- 最高级: most previously;
- 形容词: previous;
The device had been used operationally some months previously.
He may suddenly take a dislike to foods that he's previously enjoyed.
He had first entered the House 12 years previously.
The changed outlook entails higher economic growth than was previously assumed.
The two fighters had previously boxed a 12-round match.
Reviews are distilled from articles previously published in the main column.
Radiation may damage cells in a way that was previously unforeseen.
Spassky had never previously lost to his antagonist.
deviation from the previously accepted norms
a previously undiscovered talent
a species of insect previously unknown to science
Let me digress for a moment and explain what had happened previously.
The bicycle tyre blew out at a previously damaged point.
The previously unidentified objects have now been definitely ascertained as being satellites.
Previously our mountain area [ region ] is poor and impoverised.
先前咱们 山区 很穷.
He stood out in three ways－as a technologist, as a corporate （公司的）leader and as somebody who was able to make people love what had previously been impersonal, functional gadgets.
92 were found to have higher nicotine yields than they did six years previously.
2016年6月四级真题（第二套）听力 Section A
As I sat blocked and clueless for two solid days, I momentarily wondered if I couldn't just call an expert on the subject matter which I was tackling, or someone who took the class previously, to get me going.
2017年12月四级真题（第一套）阅读 Section B
The International Union for Conservation of Nature had previously considered the area a "possible range" for the species, and local people had reported seeing lions in the area, but no one presented convincing evidence.
2017年12月四级真题（第二套）听力 Section A
The result is that the commitments that previously characterized the beginning of adulthood are now being delayed, and new patterns of behavior and a new stage of life are emerging for those in their twenties.
2019年6月四级真题（第一套）阅读 Section B
The scientist confirmed the snake was a previously unknown species after conducting a genetic analysis of tissue samples.
2017年6月四级真题（第二套）听力 Section A
The team at Stanford investigated the aquifers below this depth, and found that reserves may be triple what was previously thought.
2018年12月四级真题（第一套）阅读 Section C
The TV station reported that by completing the swim the fourth-grade student from Los Banos broke a record previously held by a ten-year-old boy.
2019年6月四级真题（第一套）听力 Section A
Some law firms now use artificial intelligence software to scan and read mountains of legal documents, work that previously was performed by highly-paid human lawyers.
At a time when natural history was a valuable tool for discovery, Merian discovered facts about plants and Insects that were not previously known.
2018年12月六级真题（第二套）阅读 Section B
In fact, when Twenge previously used this data to suggest a screen time effect, some commentators were quick to raise this problem.
2019年12月六级真题（第一套）阅读 Section B
Satellite observations and submarine surveys over the past few years had shown less ice in the polar region, but the recent measurements show the loss is more pronounced than previously thought.
2016年6月六级真题（第一套）听力 Section C
The company had previously announced the planned closures, but had not said which locations would be affected.
2017年6月六级真题（第一套）阅读 Section C
The barefoot kid who just a few years previously had been living in poverty, surrounded by criminals and violence, had written a new chapter in the history of sports.
2016年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
And one of the easiest ways to segment a market is to magnify gender differences – or invent them where they did not previously exist.
2012年考研真题（英语二）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ
These are people who may previously have felt the need to get a full-time job that provided insurance in order to cover themselves and their families.
2015年考研真题（英语二）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ收起真题例句
1. at an earlier time or formerly;
"she had previously lived in Chicago"
"he was previously president of a bank"
"better than anything previously proposed"
"a previously unquestioned attitude"