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
He was preceded by Merck & Co.'s chief executive Kenneth Frazier, and was followed by Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth.
Dear Tom, As strong thunderstorms enter an area, they are often preceded by a noticeable drop in temperature and a very strong wind.
The surprises here are the experimental, motorised sculptures that preceded these classic, familiar works.
A small ceremony for 15 family members at Georgetown’s Copley Crypt Chapel preceded lunch at DC’s power canteen Café Milano.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Ralph Elson, and a brother, Mark Elson.
The vote on the agreement is expected to take place during a special meeting of the City Council that will precede a 7 p.m. committee of the whole session at City Hall.
The separate chats with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping preceded Trump’s expected meetings with the leaders of Asia’s two biggest economies at the Group of 20 nations summit in Germany this week.
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Origin and Etymology of precede
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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)
PRECEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of precede for Students
- Many failures preceded her success.
Word Root of precede
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