He is now much recovered from his illness and is continually on the deck, apparently watching for the sledge that preceded his own.
I trembled excessively; I could not endure to think of, and far less to allude to, the occurrences of the preceding night.
I was undisturbed by thoughts which during the preceding year had pressed upon me, notwithstanding my endeavours to throw them off, with an invincible burden.
This day was passed in the same routine as that which preceded it.
There—for with your leave, my sister, I will put some trust in preceding navigators—there snow and frost are banished; and, sailing over a calm sea, we may be wafted to a land surpassing in wonders and in beauty every region hitherto discovered on the habitable globe.
It was your journal of the four months that preceded my creation.
The horrible scene of the preceding day was forever acting before my eyes; the females were flying and the enraged Felix tearing me from his father’s feet.
It was echoed from Saleve, the Juras, and the Alps of Savoy; vivid flashes of lightning dazzled my eyes, illuminating the lake, making it appear like a vast sheet of fire; then for an instant every thing seemed of a pitchy darkness, until the eye recovered itself from the preceding flash.
I had been awake the whole of the preceding night, my nerves were agitated, and my eyes inflamed by watching and misery.
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.