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Before. Prior to going back to school, he worked in a restaurant. Prior to moving away, I used to live in that neighborhood.
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prior

n. a prior arrest. (Underworld.) This guy has about fifteen priors.
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My gold collar,'' answered the Prior, ``against ten buts of Chian wine; they are mine as securely as if they were already in the convent vaults, under the key of old Dennis the cellarer.
Win it fairly,'' said the Prior, ``and wear it as ye will; I will trust your giving true response, on your word as a knight and as a churchman.
Thou shalt have both thanks and reward, my friend,'' said the Prior, ``if thou wilt bring us to Cedric's in safety.
The path soon led deeper into the woodland, and crossed more than one brook, the approach to which was rendered perilous by the marshes through which it flowed; but the stranger seemed to know, as if by instinct, the soundest ground and the safest points of passage; and by dint of caution and attention, brought the party safely into a wilder avenue than any they had yet seen; and, pointing to a large low irregular building at the upper extremity, he said to the Prior,
The Templar would have made an angry reply, but was interrupted by the Prior, who again expressed his astonishment, that their guide, after such long absence, should be so perfectly acquainted with the passes of the forest.
The well was connected with the miracles of some saint, and the last prior that guarded it was something like a saint himself; certainly he was something very like a martyr.
Prior and a hole in the wall; he found out everything, even to the exact location of the well, and he was rewarded, if being a successful assassin can be regarded as a reward.
The Prior of Emmet and those that belonged to him gathered together like a flock of frightened sheep when the scent of the wolf is nigh, while the Bishop of Hereford, laying aside his book, crossed himself devoutly.
The loss functions and priors are compared for both shape and scale parameters through the posterior risks.
Berger and Sun [4] have discussed the Bayesian analysis for a poly Weibull distribution using informative priors and also through light on the Bayesian computations and simulation by using the procedure of Gibbs sampling.
It is also focus on the Bayes estimation for the Weibull distribution when scale and shape parameter(s) are unknown by using joint informative priors i.
Prosecutors filed the robbery charge as a third strike against Jose Duarte based on two prior convictions in Juvenile Court for robbery and attempted robbery, but Judge Steven Perren ruled the prior convictions did not count as prior strikes under state law.
Perren said his ruling in favor of a defense motion was based on the fact that the two prior convictions occurred in Juvenile Court rather than Superior Court.