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teacher / husband / doctor (dialect) / CL:
  *先* | 先* | *先
early / prior / former / in advance / first
advanced (technology) / to advance
before / previously
vanguard / pioneer / avant-garde
Mister (Mr.)
early or late / priority / in succession / one after another
to precede others / in advance
key moment / decisive opportunity
(official accolade) advanced team / exemplary group
guide / forerunner / pioneer
to take preemptive action / (sports) to be in the starting lineup / (of a baseball pitcher) to be the starting pitcher
priority / sth advocated first / refers to ancient tradition: Worship the river first, then the sea.
pre-Qin, Chinese history up to the foundation of the Qin imperial dynasty in 221 BC
precondition / prerequisite
inborn / innate / natural
(official accolade) advanced individual / exemplary individual
order of priority / sequential order
advanced level
(computing, inventory management etc) first in, first out
a priori (philosophy)
joy of first experience (idiom) / the pleasure of reading sth for the first time
elders / former generations
prerequisite / precondition
first come first served
in advance / beforehand / premature / front-end
shilling (loanword)
famous and virtuous ancestors / the great men of the past
worthy predecessor / distinguished person of the past / former sage
first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later
person with foresight
deceased grandfather / ancestry
advance party / advance troops
in advance / ahead / before / previously
prior / preexisting
advanced weapon
herald / precursor / harbinger
to gain the initiative by striking first (idiom); to preempt / to anticipate / preemptive
antecedent / precedent
ancestors / previous generations / my late father
the first impression is the strongest / to hold a preconceived notion (about sth)
strike first and gain the upper hand (idiom, martial arts term); Making the first move is an advantage.
The first concern is affairs of state, enjoying the pleasure comes later. Quotation from essay On Yueyang Tower 岳陽樓記|岳阳楼记 by Song writer Fan Zhongyan 范仲淹
peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence / jaw-jaw is better than war-war
to gain the upper hand by a show of strength
prior probability (statistics)
to marry after getting pregnant
congenital deficiency / inherent weakness
foresight / prescience
foresight / having foresight / person of foresight
in order of arrival / first come, first served
the way of former kings
(dialect) first of all / in the first place
to introduce sb / to recommend
distinguished precursor / famous thinker of antiquity
birth defect
deceased father / my late father
pre-Han / China before to 200 BC
posthumous edict of former emperor / Liu Bei's 劉備|刘备 edict to posterity
the music of former kings
deceased mother / mother of an ancestor
(baseball) starting pitcher
Down syndrome / trisomy 21
deceased father / deceased senior male figure
preliminary question / priority problem / issues requiring more immediate attention
prerecording / to prerecord
deceased paternal grandmother
deceased mother
the late Emperor
former kings / former emperors / in Confucian writing, refers esp. to the sage rulers Yao 堯|尧, Shun , Yu , Tang 湯|汤 and the kings of Zhou
to take precedence / to make an early start / to lead the way
my late father / my ancestors / the late emperor
the rule of former kings
congenital / intrinsic / innateness

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