• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pre-existence the existence of the soul in a previous state, before the generation of the body with which it is united in this world
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In literature:

On the different notions of Pre-existence.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
All this is curious evidence of a pre-existing race, which the Celts supplanted, and from whom, in many respects, they differed.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
Every outbreak starts from some pre-existing infection.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
One desperate resource, the convenient theory of pre-existence, is useless here.
"Real Ghost Stories" by William T. Stead
In the first place, they must be produced by natural action in pre-existing material, or by supernatural action.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
All pre-existing classes of voters were left unchanged, and to them was simply added a fifth.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The words of his own songs were inspired by pre-existing tunes, not composed first, and set to music afterwards.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
Did the Fathers of the Church teach Pre-existence?
"Reincarnation" by Th. Pascal
There is a peculiar quality as of celestial pre-existence about the Dickens characters.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
I visit what I oft have visited in my dreams; or as in a state of pre-existence.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Lactinus, at the end of the third century, held that the idea of the soul's immortality implied its pre-existence.
"Reincarnation and the Law of Karma" by William Walker Atkinson
It was pre-existent, and at his hand.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
Only three more aisled churches of unquestionably pre-Conquest date exist above ground.
"The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church" by A. Hamilton Thompson
It is difficult, sometimes almost impossible, to distinguish between the influences of heredity and those of pre-existence.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Yet there were rare times of relief from stress, when he could gropingly string together the facts of a pre-Somme existence.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
They also indicate the destruction of pre-existing chalk with flints.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Such pre-contract is known to have existed in the case of Shakespeare (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
They are effects of pre-existing causes.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
The Word as Creator, as Second Person of the Trinity, and its Pre-Existence.
"The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors" by Kersey Graves
Are they formed by the division of the pre-existing nuclei, or by an independent formation?
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

'The Bourne Legacy' builds on pre- existing story.
New Regs Now Ban Insurer Discrimination Against Pre- Existing Conditions.
The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre- existing conditions.
Insurance Program Covers People with Pre- existing Conditions.
It's to help cover people with pre-existing conditions under President Obama's health care overhaul.
It's to help cover people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The 27-year-old pro aggravated a pre-existing injury during the Oct 30 broadcast.
A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors initiative is an expansion of a pre-existing call service that connects people with answers to their state service-related questions.
New Regs Now Ban Insurer Discrimination Against Pre-Existing Conditions.
WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Chronic health problems and no current insurance coverage are "no problem" under the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan being offered in Wyoming.
More on the pre-existing condition.
Woman's pre-existing injuries are disputed.
Romney says he has a plan to help people with pre-existing medical conditions get health insurance.
How will people with pre-existing conditions be protected if Obamacare is repealed.
New Program to Cover Patients With Pre-Existing Conditions.

In science:

An alternative algorithm is that proposed in , where starting with the first node, for each of its pre-existing 2ℓ neighbour-interactions, we add an additional link to another node with probability κ′ .
Stability and dynamical properties of material flow systems on random networks
Then there exists a pre-Z splitting curve Γ′ for B ′ such that the class of a lift of Γ′ is equal to φ([ ˜Γ+ ]).
Lattice Zariski k-ples of plane sextic curves and Z-splitting curves for double plane sextics
Let ρ a perturbation pre-radius for T . (i) We say that ρ respects infinity if for all r ∈ R+ there exists r ′ ∈ R+ such that [ν (x) ≥ r ′ ]ρ ⊆ [ν (x) ≥ r ] [ν (x) ≤ r ]ρ ⊆ [ν (x) ≤ r ′ ].
Continuous first order logic for unbounded metric structures
The reason is that London grew to incorporate pre-existing town centres.
Random planar graphs and the London street network
A third possibility is that the knots are pre-existing and are powered by a highly luminous and hot white dwarf.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
Such photons are part of a pre-existing background, evolving in vacuum even at zero temperature, and are captured by stable subatomic particles to form very distinctive quantized patterns.
The Fractal Structure of Matter and the Casimir Effect
Case 1: the strategy b is indeed a partial computable permutation strategy, and there exists an extension w (cid:48) of w such that Dk (u) < 2 for all prefixes u of w (cid:48) , and b diverges on w (cid:48) .
Separations of non-monotonic randomness notions
For those reasons, our interpretation is that the formation of the companion galaxy was shock induced by the radio jet of the QSO by sweeping a pre-existing cloud of ionized gas.
Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm ?
Before presenting the PVM’s empirical performance on data sets, we discuss its relation to several pre-existing methods.
Classification by Set Cover: The Prototype Vector Machine
The pre-existing and GAMA spectroscopic data sets are outlined in § 4.
Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): The input catalogue and star-galaxy separation
If no points have been accepted during the M proposals, then the chain will have remained at the pre-existing point, and so we must re-run the chain using a different live point as an initial state.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
Given the possible misalignment between the second generation disk and the pre-existing planetary system, unique disk-planets configurations could be produced.
Second generation planets
The change in the dynamical configuration of the binary could therefore have ma jor impact on the evolution of pre-existing planets, not discussed above (where it was assumed that the binary system have already evolved to a stable configuration, and only planetary formation and evolution processes take place).
Second generation planets
However, the dynamics of the process leading to the formation of massive BHs in the nuclei of the active galaxies is still unclear and a pre-existing magnetic field may be required to carry away the huge angular momentum of the accreting matter.
Cosmic Magnetic Fields: from Stars and Galaxies to the Primordial Universe
This technique on the other hand only deals with the symplectic structure of the theory so that the embedding structure is independent of any pre-existent constrained structure.
Noncommutativity and Duality through the Symplectic Embedding Formalism