Five minutes later there came in a friend of Kitty’s, married the preceding winter, Countess Nordston.
Seryozha came in preceded by his governess.
The gloomy moment had come that usually precedes the dawn, the full triumph of light over darkness.
In his study Alexey Alexandrovitch walked up and down twice, and stopped at an immense writing-table, on which six candles had already been lighted by the valet who had preceded him.
…scarf, noiselessly opened the door to him with a bow; as soon as he saw in the porter’s room the cloaks and galoshes of members who thought it less trouble to take them off downstairs; as soon as he heard the mysterious ringing bell that preceded him as he ascended the easy, carpeted staircase, and saw the statue on the landing, and the third porter at the top doors, a familiar figure grown older, in the club livery, opening the door without haste or delay, and scanning the visitors…
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.