"I do," Raskolnikov answered firmly; as he said these words and during the whole preceding tirade he kept his eyes on one spot on the carpet.
Yes, indeed, and doubtless not without some design, having in view the rapidity of his departure, and all the circumstances preceding it.
But at the very moment, he was struck by the strangeness of his own frankness, and the eagerness with which he had made this explanation, though he had kept up all the preceding conversation with gloomy repulsion, obviously with a motive, from necessity.
He recalled all the inward conflict of the preceding months.
At last the news came (Dounia had indeed noticed signs of alarm and uneasiness in the preceding letters) that he held aloof from everyone, that his fellow prisoners did not like him, that he kept silent for days at a time and was becoming very pale.
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.