The door across from Paul banged open and an ugly lump of a man lurched through it preceded by a handful of weapons.
He nodded to a passing couple, saw only a few of their guests remained to precede them.
Mankind’s movement through deep space placed a unique stamp on religion during the one hundred and ten centuries that preceded the Butlerian Jihad.
I’d remove them from their oppressive situation and isolate them with a training cadre of people who understood their background, preferably people who had preceded them from the same oppressive situation.
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.