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
An altercation preceded the shooting, although the nature of the fight is unclear.
Her mother and maternal grandmother preceded with valedictorian honors.
The shooting preceded a 24-hour standoff in which Lindsey barricaded himself in the apartment with the four children and police tried to negotiate with him.
Although her beloved son, Thomas M. McLaughlin, preceded her in death in 1984, Tom’s wife (Patsy) remained loved as a daughter by Helen.
His wife of 60 years, Bonnie Ruth Love, preceded him in death in 2017.
In Conti's mind, there was never much doubt about where Kobrine would end up, as his brother, Sam, preceded him in signing with the Bruins.
Because of its brevity, The Medium is often presented on a double bill, and here Curtis Opera chief Mikael Eliasen and stage director Emma Griffin have preceded it with the Weill/Brecht Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel.
Their son, Dale Franklin Phillips, preceded her in death.
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PRECEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of precede for English Language Learners
: to happen, go, or come before (something or someone)
: to do or say something before (something)
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Word Root of precede
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