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precedence
used in The Mill on the Floss

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to be prior to something else in time, order or importance
  • At Mr. Jacob's academy life had not presented itself to him as a difficult problem; there were plenty of fellows to play with, and Tom being good at all active games,—fighting especially,—had that precedence among them which appeared to him inseparable from the personality of Tom Tulliver.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (1% in)

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