Sula and Morrison seek to describe an absence that antedates
presence - a loneliness existing without relation to another.
Hook, has argued persuasively that the ballad antedates
the play and was probably Peele's source for the Queen Elinor subplot.
He, too, tackles a big subject, tracing the history of constitutionalism and advancing the thesis that the emergence of European states in which political power was significantly distributed among competing institutions antedates
feudalism and capitalism.
George MacRae noted, "The biblical scholar does not call into question the existence of the sources of the Pentateuch just because he has access to no copy of the Pentateuch that antedates
the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The expropriation of work rhythms as a method for taking possession of one's physical labor is situated at an aesthetic/economic crossroads that long antedates
the recording of work songs.
2) The Italian edition, De gli occulti miracoli (which antedates
the Latin edition published in Antwerp in 1564), reads, ~come si stima Oratio, ma dalia scrittura celeste, & divina' (Venice, 1560); and the French edition, Les occultes merveilles et secretz de nature .
21-32), in order to ascertain whether the literary legacy of the Old Babylonian period can have been mediated through the Late Bronze Age to Iron Age Israel - concluding that cultural interaction antedates
the Babylonian exile.
49] Since it ostensibly antedates
the doubling impulse generated by present-day corruption, the idyllic universe d'Urfe claims to forge would exclude the semantic fragmentation illustrated by the divergent kinds of amour parfaite he describes.
The earliest use of ~nun' in this sense that I found, which antedates
the first OED entry by 191 years, is in Stephen Gosson's The School of Abuse (1579), where we hear of prostitutes who live ~like Venus Nunnes in a Cloyster at Nuington, Ratliff, Islington, Hogsdon or some such place' ([C3.
The moon in Cigoli's Adoration of the Shepherds (1599) antedates
changes in Galileo's ideas.
1786) which antedates
the OED by some three months:
Discussing Thomas Palmer's early manuscript Two Hundred Poosies, for example, Bath reveals the interesting fact that, since in the English tradition the word posie (to mean emblem) antedates
the term emblem itself, important semantic relationships exist between the term posies (mottoes used on shields and in impresas) and two important cognates: poesie (well-made verse) and posy ("the gathered flowers of rhetorical florilegia") Such semantic connections have important consequences, for they suggest how and why these arts influenced each other.