Prior

Prior is an ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for "earlier, first", with several notable uses.

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Famous quotes containing the word prior:

    They never taste who always drink;
    They always talk who never think.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    To John I owed great obligation;
    But John, unhappily, thought fit
    To publish it to all the nation:
    Sure John and I are more than quit.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    I remember the thought which occurred to me when some ingenious and spiritual foreigners came to America, was, Have you been victimized in being brought hither?—or, prior to that, answer me this, “Are you victimizable?”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)