1 Will had never kissed her before, had never failed to precede her name with "Miss" and, while it surprised her, it warmed her heart and pleased her very much.
2 She unconsciously waited for the bellboy to precede her into the elevator.
3 In this part of the field there passed slowly the intense moments that precede the tempest.
4 I let Mrs. Fairfax precede me into the dining-room, and kept in her shade as we crossed that apartment; and, passing the arch, whose curtain was now dropped, entered the elegant recess beyond.
5 He signed her to precede him; and casting back a look that cut my heart, she obeyed.
6 The Professor took the key, opened the creaky door, and standing back, politely, but quite unconsciously, motioned me to precede him.
7 He took the key, opened the vault, and again courteously motioned me to precede.
8 These two years rise like two mountains midway between those which precede and those which follow them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
9 It was a chaise drawn by three horses, driven by a postillion; Rochefort's lackey would precede it, as courier.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 63 THE DROP OF WATER
10 This state of mental anguish is, however, less terrible than the sufferings that precede or the punishment that possibly will follow.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
11 The principals being all agreed in this respect, it soon appeared that a very few weeks would be sufficient for such arrangements as must precede the wedding.
12 And observe that Cleopatra's pun preceded the battle of Actium, and that had it not been for it, no one would have remembered the city of Toryne, a Greek name which signifies a ladle.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
13 It was a seignorial garden in the first French style which preceded Le Notre; to-day it is ruins and briars.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
14 Enormous patrols, composed of battalions of the Line, enclosed in entire companies of the National Guard, and preceded by a commissary of police wearing his scarf of office, went to reconnoitre the streets in rebellion.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
15 During the few hours which had preceded the attack, it had been reported among them that the insurgents were mutilating their prisoners, and that there was the headless body of a soldier in the wine-shop.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII—FOOT TO FOOT