preceding in English

Pronunciation
adj. coming before, previous, prior

Example Sentences

At midnight, Phileas Fogg and Mrs Aouda descended into the cabin. Fix, who had already preceded them, was stretched out on one of the cots.
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A great shadow, preceded by a wild light, slowly advanced, appearing still larger through the mist, which gave it a surreal look.
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He passed the staircase in a few bounds, and the count heard him running through the room that preceded the library.
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In the course of the preceding week, a host of wonderful stories had circulated about the count and little lord Fauntleroy.
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Passepartout entered under a peristyle which preceded the cabin and asked for Mr Batulcar.
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Gradually the events of the preceding night crept with silent, blood-stained feet into his brain and reconstructed themselves there with terrible distinctness.
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Then the bird threw down a much more beautiful dress than on the preceding day; and when she appeared at the festival, everyone was astonished by her beauty.
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That is the vision that inspired generations of abolitionists who have preceded us.
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«And not being able to bring her here!» The austere father of the preceding year contemplated himself with astonishment as he caught himself formulating this immoral wish.
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But then he vacillated; he would certainly have to obey somebody in this body of volunteers, and he did not believe in an obedience that was not preceded by long discussions… What next!
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