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precede
used in Of Human Bondage

6 uses
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Definition
to go or do before
  • Philip allowed himself to be kissed on the forehead by his uncle and preceded Mrs. Carey upstairs.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (62% in)
  • His uncle had repeated it often during the arguments which had preceded his departure from business.
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (86% in)
  • He opened the door, and she preceded him into his sitting-room.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (21% in)
  • Only one thing was new, a head and shoulders of Philip which Lawson had painted at the end of the preceding summer; it hung over the chimneypiece; Mildred looked at it critically.
    91-92 — Chapters 91-92 (9% in)
  • He seemed to notice that Philip was in some way different from the men who had preceded him.
    101-102 — Chapters 101-102 (87% in)
  • The woman who answered the bell did not reply to his inquiry, but silently preceded him along the passage and knocked on a door at the back.
    109-110 — Chapters 109-110 (9% in)

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