It had been preceded by an equal zeal for socialism, which had in turn replaced an energetic advocacy of Christian Science.
Such facility sickened him—but he told himself that it was with the pang which precedes recovery.
The sound of steps in the hall, and of the butler’s voice preceding them, poured fresh energy into her veins.
His first rush of inarticulate resentment had been followed by a steadiness and concentration of tone more disconcerting to Lily than the excitement preceding it.
In the words preceding it she had conjectured, at most, an allusion to her supposed influence over George Dorset; nor did the astonishing indelicacy of the reference diminish the likelihood of Rosedale’s resorting to it.
Mrs. Peniston’s rare entertainments were preceded by days of heart-rending vacillation as to every detail of the feast, from the seating of the guests to the pattern of the table-cloth, and in the course of one of these preliminary discussions she had imprudently suggested to her cousin Grace that, as the dinner was a family affair, she might be included in it.
The Dorsets, the Stepneys, the Brys—all the actors and witnesses in the miserable drama—had preceded her with their version of the case; and, even had she seen the least chance of gaining a hearing for her own, some obscure disdain and reluctance would have restrained her.
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.