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Definition of "pre-existence" [pre•ëx•ist•ence]

  • Existence in a former state, or previous to something else. (noun)
  • Existence of the soul before its union with the body; -- a doctrine held by certain philosophers. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "pre-existence" in a sentence
  • "Mormons do believe in the pre-existence of souls (something that some ancient Christians also believed)."
  • "Or maybe according to your holy book, he was not as good as you in pre-existence?"
  • "I argue that pre-existence language which was pervasive in second temple lit. and later was almost in all cases clearly metaphorical."