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
Chef Kevin Ashworth's fascination with food long preceded working side-by-side with big names.
The surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which most Americans think of as the beginning of the nation's involvement in WWII, was preceded by years of escalation in diplomatic sparring, embargoes, and weapons supply.
His rebirth as the gunslinging leader of the best team in the N.F.L. was immediately preceded by Kansas City’s drafting of a shiny new object named Patrick Mahomes.
The Washington Post rebutted, in part, with statistics reporting a rise in African American happiness over the preceding four decades.
The Monster Mile precedes the end of the first leg of the playoffs at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Eyes can be opened to the meaning of the three lilies in Northern Renaissance painting (the trinity), just as ears opened in the Haydn when Levin preceded each movement with its corresponding last phrase uttered by Christ on the cross.
Williams gained 77 yards on four touches, with the longest being 43 yards on a third-down dump-off by Brennan that immediately preceded Williams' 20-yard touchdown run for LSU to lead 28-10 in the third quarter.
He was preceded in death by his wife Maria and his son Jack (Linda).
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Origin and Etymology of precede
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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