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- Tom, preceding Maggie, as they returned along the passage, opened the door of this room, and immediately said, "Mother!"3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods (29% in)
- 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.3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (64% in)
- 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.6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (52% in)
- But Stephen did not come earlier, and there was another visitor—a nearer neighbor—who preceded him.6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (5% in)
There are no more uses of "precede" in The Mill on the Floss.
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