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
This work that precedes a summit is done to increase the chances of a deal — in this case, the nitty-gritty of how to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
The contained enthusiasm for stocks has reassured investors who believe market tops are often preceded by euphoric risk-taking.
He was detained by police but had left the vehicle prior to the events that immediately preceded the shooting.
While legislative hearings that preceded passage of the Modell law in 1996 may prove helpful in addressing these ambiguities, the wording of the law itself is poised to trigger debate.
More than humility, LaHood’s short tenure was defined by arrogance: a pride that preceded the fall.
Unable to score as the next two hitters struck out and popped out, a two-out walk pushed across a run that preceded Witherspoon's grand slam.
Well at least part of the reason is he's seen humanity's brighter side, particularly in one of the group's projects that preceded HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US called #TAKEMEANYWHERE.
The rejection of their confirmation stemmed from a controversial investigation of Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans by the Government Accountability Board, the agency that preceded both commissions.
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Origin and Etymology of precede
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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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