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Last summer’s protests against police abuse did at times — rarely — precede acts of violence and vandalism.

Newman asked the audience, referring to a comedy troupe that preceded Newman.

Like other great pioneers, she took to heart what she had learned from the finest of those who preceded her.

In reality, what preceded many of the clashes is difficult to tell.

What were the significant records, memoirs, and other reveals that preceded this book?

In Washington, the conversation about impeachment is preceded by a conversation about a conversation about impeachment.

His Indian repute had not preceded him to such degree as to make the way easy for him through the London crowd.

She preceded him along a passage and then, taking a door on the left, found herself surprisingly in the shop, behind a counter.

The enemy was confident that any attempt on the fortress must be preceded by the passage of the river by the whole French army.

When you reach her door, if the servant has not preceded and announced you, knock, and await her invitation to enter.

The parliamentary conflict on the great question of a standing army was preceded by a literary conflict.


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On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preceded, such as: predate, foreshadow, anticipate, presage, head, and harbinger.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.