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precede
used in The Old Man and the Sea

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Definition
to go or do before
  • ...he said, and leaned back on the line to see if it was possible to gain any on his fish. But he could not and it stayed at  the hardness and water-drop shivering that preceded breaking.
preceded = came before
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