1 In spite of her sedentary habits such abrupt decisions were not without precedent in Zeena's history.
2 It was the builder's custom to pay at the end of three months, and there was no precedent between the two men for a cash settlement.
3 Now for the Trenors, you remember, he chose the Corinthian: exuberant, but based on the best precedent.
4 On her way home: "Now that I've made a precedent, joined the union and gone out on one strike and learned personal solidarity, I won't be so afraid."
5 It is not a convenient precedent at all.
6 Its reception into the Union was a precedent which may have far-reaching effects hereafter, when the Pole and the Tropics may hold alliance to the Stars and Stripes.
7 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
8 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
9 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.
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10 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
11 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.
12 Planchet called his master's attention to a gentleman who had just arrived with his lackey, and only preceded them by about fifty paces.
13 The aldermen did as they had done before, and preceded by their sergeants, advanced to receive their illustrious guest.
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14 He rose, and preceded by the host wringing his hands, and followed by Planchet with his musketoon ready for use, he approached the scene of action.
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15 All the spectators returned him his salute, accompanying this courtesy with a loud hurrah which was audible to the four; after which all four disappeared in the bastion, whither Grimaud had preceded them.
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