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What is the opposite of after?

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Opposite of in the time following
“The guests attended the wedding ceremony before the reception.”
Opposite of at the rear of
“His active pet dog trotted quickly ahead of him.”
Opposite of in pursuit of
“The suspect ran away from the police to avoid being arrested.”
Opposite of in the style of
“The ballerina's dance moves were unlike James Brown.”
Opposite of as a result of
“At least in Jesse's eyes, Walt would be the guy who made him better, despite their differences.”
Opposite of at or to the further side of
“The Southern people lived largely within the confines of the plantation households.”
Opposite of between now and a previous time
“They vowed to stay friends from now until old-age.”
(considering that) Opposite of taking into consideration
Opposite of later or following in time
“He had an operation, but during the days prior, he had felt really sick.”
Opposite of at the back
“The suspect noticed the undercover detectives and tried to find a place to hide ahead.”
(what with, idiomatic) Opposite of as a consequence of
Despite its weakening army and dwindling resources, the country still refuses to capitulate.”
(sequence) Opposite of after everything else
“I will take my own piece of humble pie but firstly I want to honor the courage of the town clerk for his actions.”
Opposite of on the first subsequent occasion
“We had already visited Brazil previously.”
Opposite of as soon as
“The other girls would refrain from gossiping about her before she left the room.”
(dated) Opposite of occurring at a later time or period
“You look familiar. Perhaps we have met before in a former life.”
(nautical) Opposite of at or towards the stern of a ship
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