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It is matched six months away by the festival of May Day and by the eve of Walpurgis Night which precedes it.

Sheldon becomes a professor, but no students sign up for his class because his reputation as being insufferable precedes him.

An aura is a warning symptom, or set of symptoms, that precedes an oncoming migraine.

“When you are as brazen and persistent and widespread as China, your reputation precedes you,” Chabinsky said.

But FYMW precedes the entire movement that is, season after season, constantly growing and evolving.

The main incident should be more important than each incident that precedes it.

Certainty of meaning precedes frequency of use; and this necessary confidence 238 is gained from a study of the dictionary.

Several days passed away very quietly and uneventfully—the quiet that precedes the storm.

We are struck, however, with the similarity of this blessing to that which precedes it; nor is the similarity surprising.

Then came the home-sickness, which so often precedes dissolution.


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

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