go before

phrasal verb

went before; gone before; going before; goes before
1
: to happen or exist at an earlier time than (someone)
We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who went before us.
2
: to be considered by (someone or something) for an official decision or judgment
The contestants will go before the judges tomorrow.
The case went before the court.

Examples of go before in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That proposal, if approved by the City council, Would likely go before voters for approval in the 2026 bond election. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 May 2024 Italy and Finland also have birth rates well below the replacement level, meaning that each new generation is smaller than the ones that went before. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 29 May 2024 Now a proposal initiated by City Attorney Mara Elliott to rewrite the way the independent panel does business is set to go before the City Council’s rules committee. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2024 Two men who were convicted in the 1978 killing of a Cincinnati police officer will go before the state's parole board at the end of the month, seeking to be released. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 21 May 2024 The charges will go before a panel of 18 ICC judges to review the evidence. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 But when the settlement went before the commission for final approval at last week’s meeting, Carollo led the charge to defer the vote. Tess Riski, Miami Herald, 17 May 2024 That plan will need to be approved by board members and go before the General Assembly’s Legislative Policy Committee before it can be used. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 26 Mar. 2024 The initiative, which has qualified for the ballot, will go before voters this November unless it is pulled by its proponent. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 16 May 2024

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“Go before.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20before. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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