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precede
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
to go or do before
  • Dantes descended the staircase, preceded by the magistrate, and followed by the soldiers.
    Chapters 5-6 (35% in)
  • Beside him glided Caderousse, whose desire to partake of the good things provided for the wedding-party had induced him to become reconciled to the Dantes, father and son, although there still lingered in his mind a faint and unperfect recollection of the events of the preceding night; just as the brain retains on waking in the morning the dim and misty outline of a dream.
    Chapters 5-6 (7% in)
  • This state of mental anguish is, however, less terrible than the sufferings that precede or the punishment that possibly will follow.
    Chapters 15-16 (10% in)
  • Dantes had not eaten since the preceding evening, but he had not thought of hunger, nor did he think of it now.
    Chapters 19-20 (83% in)
  • "Yes, sir," answered the host, even more surprised at the question than he had been by the silence which had preceded it; "I am Gaspard Caderousse, at your service."
    Chapters 25-26 (56% in)
  • Then his two guides took his arms, and he went on, guided by them, and preceded by the sentinel.
    Chapters 31-32 (41% in)
  • At these words, moving aside the tapestry, Sinbad preceded his guest.
    Chapters 31-32 (50% in)
  • With it was effaced the last trace of the preceding night; and then supper, Sinbad, hashish, statues,—all became a dream for Franz.
    Chapters 31-32 (93% in)
  • But this was not so easy a matter, for the streets were thronged with people, and Rome was already a prey to that low and feverish murmur which precedes all great events; and at Rome there are four great events in every year,—the Carnival, Holy Week, Corpus Christi, and the Feast of St. Peter.
    Chapters 31-32 (94% in)
  • Luigi threw his cloak on the ground, placed his carbine on his shoulder, and freed from his heavy covering, preceded the traveller with the rapid step of a mountaineer, which a horse can scarcely keep up with.
    Chapters 33-34 (40% in)
  • The occupant of the box in which the Greek girl sat appeared to share the universal admiration that prevailed; for he left his seat to stand up in front, so that, his countenance being fully revealed, Franz had no difficulty in recognizing him as the mysterious inhabitant of Monte Cristo, and the very same person he had encountered the preceding evening in the ruins of the Colosseum, and whose voice and figure had seemed so familiar to him.
    Chapters 33-34 (80% in)
  • The truth was, that the mention of two places in the Palazzo Rospoli had recalled to Franz the conversation he had overheard the preceding evening in the ruins of the Colosseum between the mysterious unknown and the Transteverin, in which the stranger in the cloak had undertaken to obtain the freedom of a condemned criminal; and if this muffled-up individual proved (as Franz felt sure he would) the same as the person he had just seen in the Teatro Argentino, then he should be able to...
    Chapters 33-34 (93% in)
  • The landlord preceded the friends across the landing, which was all that separated them from the apartments of the count, rang at the bell, and, upon the door being opened by a servant, said, "I signori Francesi."
    Chapters 33-34 (98% in)
  • The permission to do what he liked with the carriage pleased him above all, for the fair peasants had appeared in a most elegant carriage the preceding evening, and Albert was not sorry to be upon an equal footing with them.
    Chapters 35-36 (75% in)
  • The day was as gay as the preceding one, perhaps even more animated and noisy; the count appeared for an instant at his window, but when they again passed he had disappeared.
    Chapters 35-36 (76% in)
  • And taking the lighted torch from the hands of the herdsman, he preceded his guests, not as a servant who performs an act of civility, but like a king who precedes ambassadors.
    Chapters 37-38 (61% in)
  • And taking the lighted torch from the hands of the herdsman, he preceded his guests, not as a servant who performs an act of civility, but like a king who precedes ambassadors.
    Chapters 37-38 (61% in)
  • At last he arrived at the adventure of the preceding night, and the embarrassment in which he found himself placed by not having sufficient cash by six or seven hundred piastres to make up the sum required, and finally of his application to the count and the picturesque and satisfactory result that followed.
    Chapters 37-38 (88% in)
  • Monte Cristo gave his hat, cane, and gloves to the same French footman who had called his carriage at the Count of Morcerf's, and then he passed into the small salon, preceded by Bertuccio, who showed him the way.
    Chapters 41-42 (82% in)
  • Nor, although preceding the party, did he once mistake one door for another, or commit the smallest error when choosing any particular corridor or staircase to conduct him to a place or suite of rooms he desired to visit.
    Chapters 45-46 (47% in)
  • Preceded by Ali, who carried a rose-colored flambeau in his hand, the new-comer, who was no other than the lovely Greek who had been Monte Cristo's companion in Italy, was conducted to her apartments, while the count retired to the pavilion reserved for himself.
    Chapters 45-46 (50% in)
  • "With your permission," said Danglars, bowing, "I will precede you, to show you the way."
    Chapters 45-46 (**% in)
  • Another salver passed, loaded like the preceding ones; she saw Albert attempt to persuade the count, but he obstinately refused.
    Chapters 69-70 (93% in)
  • I had him put into a leaden coffin, and I am preceding him by a few days.
    Chapters 71-72 (45% in)
  • He had been struck to the heart by a frightful recollection—the conversation he had heard between the doctor and Villefort the night of Madame de Saint-Meran's death, recurred to him; these symptoms, to a less alarming extent, were the same which had preceded the death of Barrois.
    Chapters 93-94 (42% in)
  • We saw in a preceding chapter how Madame Danglars went formally to announce to Madame de Villefort the approaching marriage of Eugenie Danglars and M. Andrea Cavalcanti.
    Chapters 95-96 (0% in)
  • This announcement, which implied or appeared to imply, the approval of all the persons concerned in this momentous affair, had been preceded by a scene to which our readers must be admitted.
    Chapters 95-96 (1% in)
  • An officer was placing two soldiers at the door of each drawing-room, and was advancing towards Danglars, preceded by a commissary of police, girded with his scarf.
    Chapters 95-96 (97% in)
  • At this precise time, the first gendarme Andrea had noticed walked up-stairs, preceded by the commissary of police, and supported by the second gendarme who guarded the staircase and was himself re-enforced by the one stationed at the door.
    Chapters 97-98 (73% in)
  • "You will excuse this poor fellow, madame," he said, as he preceded the baroness, "but his orders are precise, and M. de Villefort begged me to tell you that he could not act otherwise."
    Chapters 99-100 (30% in)
  • One could have thought that he was undergoing the agonies preceding death.
    Chapters 103-104 (8% in)
  • Involuntarily his eyes wandered towards the window of Noirtier's room, where he had seen him the preceding night.
    Chapters 107-108 (65% in)
  • You wished it to be preceded by all these titles.
    Chapters 109-110 (64% in)
  • A dull, gloomy silence, like that which precedes some awful phenomenon of nature, pervaded the assembly, who shuddered in dismay.
    Chapters 109-110 (93% in)
  • Dying in the arms of his children, he had been by them laid by the side of his wife, who had preceded him in eternity by two years.
    Chapters 113-114 (42% in)
  • Enervated, prostrate, and breathless, he became unconscious of outward objects; he seemed to be entering that vague delirium preceding death.
    Chapter 117 (64% in)

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