In the previous centuries

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

In the previous centuries, many expeditions went into the unknown with great expectations only to meet a grim fate.
 

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If you're counting back from now, I'd use In previous centuries.
 

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The Antarctic expeditions come to mind.
 

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

In the previous centuries, many expeditions went into the unknown with great expectations only to meet a grim fate.
The first definite article is only justified if you've already been discussing specific centuries.
 
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