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precede
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Oliver Twist
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  • Closely following Mr. Losberne, the two officers ascended to Oliver’s bedroom; Mr. Giles preceding the party, with a lighted candle.
  • They walked in the same manner up the stairs without speaking, and Mr. Brownlow, preceding them, led the way into a back-room.
  • The tone of forced gaiety in which the last words were spoken, seemed to produce a deeper impression on Sikes than the wild and rigid look which had preceded them.
  • It was indeed Mr. Dawkins, who, shuffling into the office with the big coat sleeves tucked up as usual, his left hand in his pocket, and his hat in his right hand, preceded the jailer, with a rolling gait altogether indescribable, and, taking his place in the dock, requested in an audible voice to know what he was placed in that ’ere disgraceful sitivation for.

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  • Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
  • In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.

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