PRECEDE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRECEDE
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 v.  come before in order or position; go in front or ahead of
Classic Sentence: (185 in 13 pages)
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
2  She unconsciously waited for the bellboy to precede her into the elevator.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
3  In this part of the field there passed slowly the intense moments that precede the tempest.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
5  He signed her to precede him; and casting back a look that cut my heart, she obeyed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
6  The Professor took the key, opened the creaky door, and standing back, politely, but quite unconsciously, motioned me to precede him.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
7  He took the key, opened the vault, and again courteously motioned me to precede.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
8  These two years rise like two mountains midway between those which precede and those which follow them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  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 Dumas
Context  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 Dumas
Context  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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
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 Hugo
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 Hugo
Context  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 Hugo
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 Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII—FOOT TO FOOT
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Agricultural development simply must precede economic development.
2  It is a rule of English that adjectives generally precede the noun they modify: we say "a good cry", not "a cry good".
3  Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify.
4  The days that preceded were filled with activity.
5  Intensive negotiations between the main parties preceded the vote.
6  He preceded me as chairman of the department.
7  Any discussion of legal action must be preceded by a caveat on costs.
8  He preceded his speech with a warning against inattention.
9  Lunch will be preceded by a short speech from the chairman.
10  In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond
11  It displays the relationship between the target item and the preceding entry.
12  Each faucet had a corner immediately preceding the opening through which the water came out.
13  The posterior leg pairs were slightly longer than those preceding it, giving the creature a pronounced trough between its 'back' and the vertically oriented front end.
14  The author anticipated the question in a preceding chapter.
15  Repeat the exercises described in the preceding section.