Examples of precede in a Sentence
- Minutes before 10:30 p.m. in China, the stadium pulsed with the emotions that always precede a 100-meter final. —Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated, 25 Aug. 2008
- But research has now shown that so-called responses to rhythm actually precede the external beat. We anticipate the beat … —Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia, 2007
- The print media ape the manners of television, and on television form precedes content, emotion replaces thought, legend substitutes for history, fiction dictates to fact. —Lewis H. Lapham, Harper's, September 1998
Riots preceded the civil war.
She preceded him into the room.
The country became more conservative in the years that preceded his election.
The new mayor is very different from the person who preceded her in office.
The meeting was preceded by a brief welcoming speech.
The chairman preceded the meeting with a brief welcoming speech.
Recent Examples of precede from the Web
Smith's departure was preceded by the early retirement of the company's two top security officials, chief information officer Webb and chief security officer Mauldin.
Wednesday’s launch in Florida is scheduled to precede the first launch of a larger, more-powerful derivative of the Falcon 9, called the Falcon Heavy, featuring three times as many engines and a substantially greater payload capacity.
The straw that breaks the camel’s back is always preceded by thousands of other straws that did not.
Gerald Beck, Colonial Pipeline's vice president of operations, said the company has made a number of changes to its safety, maintenance and inspection protocols in the wake of the accident and the leak that preceded it.
Irma’s landfall was preceded by one of the largest peacetime evacuations in America’s history.
His story plays out during England’s explosive 1984 coal miners’ strike, which preceded the dismantling of the country’s coal industry.
Alonso said investigators had linked the properties to a top aide to Fernández de Kirchner’s husband, Néstor Kirchner, who preceded her as president.
The Big East portion of Xavier's 2017-18 schedule is preceded by 13 non-conference offerings that should reveal plenty about the Musketeers by the nature of the challenges posed.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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