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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Tom, preceding Maggie, as they returned along the passage, opened the door of this room, and immediately said, "Mother!"
  • Something in his throat half choked the last words; the flush, which had alarmed his children because it had so often preceded a recurrence of paralysis, had subsided, and his face looked pale and tremulous.
  • But Stephen did not come earlier, and there was another visitor—a nearer neighbor—who preceded him.
  • It did not occur to her that her irritation was due to the pleasanter emotion which preceded it, just as when we are satisfied with a sense of glowing warmth an innocent drop of cold water may fall upon us as a sudden smart.

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

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