1 Mrs. Sands giving precedence, of course, to one of the gentry, filled it at once.
2 It was of course amongst these that the most frequent disputes for precedence occurred.
3 The archers, having previously determined by lot their order of precedence, were to shoot each three shafts in succession.
4 In all their dealings and intercourse, Sir Walter Elliot must ever have the precedence.
5 Nobody doubts her right to have precedence of mamma, but it would be more becoming in her not to be always insisting on it.
6 The Oratory of France claimed the precedence, since Philip de Neri was only a saint, while Berulle was a cardinal.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—THE OBEDIENCE OF MARTIN VERGA
7 Now, to our mind, in history, where kindness is the rarest of pearls, the man who is kindly almost takes precedence of the man who is great.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
8 Sarah Pocket and Georgiana contended who should remain last; but Sarah was too knowing to be outdone, and ambled round Georgiana with that artful slipperiness that the latter was obliged to take precedence.
9 When annoyed at meal-times by the constant quarrels of the white men about precedence, he ordered an immense round table to be made, for which a special house had to be built.
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 D'Artagnan bowed without replying, feeling his desire to don the Musketeer's uniform vastly increased by the great difficulties which preceded the attainment of it.
15 Planchet called his master's attention to a gentleman who had just arrived with his lackey, and only preceded them by about fifty paces.