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
The work symbolizes the Monarchs’ remarkable multi-generational trans-American journey and recalls the movements of humankind that preceded national boundaries – and our current border crisis.
Mark Hughes was carrying the rifle during the anti-police brutality rally that preceded the shooting, according to the lawsuit, and had presented the firearm to a nearby officer before joining the protesters.
Another judge was removed from office for misconduct that preceded her tenure on the bench by a decade.
In the 39 innings that preceded this start, Font surrendered 12 home runs.
Unlike other shows that are reacting to it, GLOW takes place in a time that precedes the #MeToo era.
Early on, Reidenberg says, the amphibious mammals that preceded today’s whales spent their time between the shore and shallow water.
Less remarkable is the kimchi pajeon, the iconic crispy-soft, sometimes gooey flour pancake that precedes so many Korean feasts.
In recent years, scientists have developed several theoretical models that attempt to describe epochs that preceded the Big Bang.
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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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