Of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War
A thing or event that precedes
Coming before in position or time
1. Ahead of the times, especially in the arts. 2. A group that is ahead of the times.
1. The foremost position, especially of an army or fleet. 2. Leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.
A command; a rule of conduct
The belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power
To take possession of something before anyone else can do so
A warning in advance
Absurd; contrary to nature or reason
Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction