prevenient

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See prevenience

Adjective[edit]

prevenient (comparative more prevenient, superlative most prevenient)

  1. Of or pertaining to prevenience
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.22:
      They drank and bet and muttered in an air of electric transiency, old men in gaitered sleeves galvanized from some stained sepia, posting time at cards prevenient of their dimly augured doom.

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