Much had been done and much had been said in the regiment since the preceding Wednesday; several of the officers had dined lately with their uncle, a private had been flogged, and it had actually been hinted that Colonel Forster was going to be married.
Easter was approaching, and the week preceding it was to bring an addition to the family at Rosings, which in so small a circle must be important.
There was not much in the question, nor in the preceding remark; but there was a look and a manner which gave them meaning.
Her uncle and aunt were all amazement; and the embarrassment of her manner as she spoke, joined to the circumstance itself, and many of the circumstances of the preceding day, opened to them a new idea on the business.
The horses were post; and neither the carriage, nor the livery of the servant who preceded it, were familiar to them.
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.