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precede
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to go or do before
  • Closely following Mr. Losberne, the two officers ascended to Oliver's bedroom; Mr. Giles preceding the party, with a lighted candle.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (75% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (76% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (75% in)
  • They walked in the same manner up the stairs without speaking, and Mr. Brownlow, preceding them, led the way into a back-room.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (3% in)

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