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precede
used in Atlas Shrugged

16 uses
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Definition
to go or do before
  • No railroad was mentioned by name in the speeches that preceded the voting.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (44% in)
  • She did not know the moment that preceded, or the moments that were to follow.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (83% in)
  • At the age of twenty-seven, Dr. Robert Stadler had written a treatise on cosmic rays, which demolished most of the theories held by the scientists who preceded him.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (42% in)
  • He stood still by the side of his desk, with the uncomfortable feeling of having missed some beat of time, of not knowing how long the preceding moment had lasted.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (7% in)
  • Watching Dr. Ferris watch him, Rearden saw the sudden twitch of anxiety, the look that precedes panic, as if a clean card had fallen on the table from a deck Dr. Ferris had never seen before.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (36% in)
  • As she entered Danagger's office, Dagny saw the private exit door closing after the caller who had preceded her.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (53% in)
  • Rearden thought that he leaped for the door the instant the scream hit his consciousness, but he saw that he was an instant late, because Francisco had preceded him.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (87% in)
  • "Fact is," said Mr. Weatherby primly, in a statistical tone of voice, "that in the twelve-month period ending on the first of this year, the rate of business failures has doubled, as compared with the preceding twelve-month period.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (4% in)
  • No matter what night preceded it, she had never known a morning when she did not feel the rise of a quiet excitement that became a tightening energy in her body and a hunger for action in her mindbecause this was the beginning of day and it was a day of her life.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (52% in)
  • But the work of building a path was a living sum, so that no day was left to die behind her, but each day contained all those that preceded it, each day acquired its immortality on every succeeding tomorrow.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (5% in)
  • He had preceded her into the valley by some ten minutes, she thought, but he was one of them, while she was still a stranger.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (68% in)
  • I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything-except the desires of the doctors.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (85% in)
  • Every year, at this season, another movement had gone clicking across the country, drawing freight cars from all corners of the continent to the Minnesota Division of Taggart Transcontinental, the beat of train wheels preceding the creak of the wagons, like an advance echo rigorously planned, ordered and timed to meet the flood.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (51% in)
  • It was as if he had pronounced the question which all of the preceding utterances had been intended to stave off.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (4% in)
  • Dagny followed them, when they stepped over the threshold, preceded by the beams of their flashlights.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (47% in)
  • Two armed soldiers preceded them and two others followed, as they walked through the long, dim corridors.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (89% in)

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