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precedent
used in The Fountainhead

5 uses
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Definition
an example from a prior time — typically used to justify similar occurrences at a later time (especially a judicial decision)
  • It is contrary to every principle we have tried to teach you, contrary to all established precedents and traditions of Art.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • But he decided against it, because there was no precedent to follow under the circumstances: because Heller had paid him for his efforts, and the house had been actually designed by Roark; and because no one ever sued Austen Heller.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (15% in)
  • Mrs. Sanborn learned that she had an ally in the contractor, and she broke social precedent to the extent of inviting him for tea.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (87% in)
  • Before each new venture he studied the field for a long time, then proceeded to act as if he had never heard of it, upsetting all precedent.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (3% in)
  • It has reached a scale of horror without precedent.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "precedent" in The Fountainhead.

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