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precede
used in The Bourne Identity

7 uses
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Definition
to go or do before
  • He addressed no one without an obscenity preceding his name, a habit the patient found increasingly maddening.
    Chapter 2 (62% in)
  • Washburn preceded the man through the living room to the door in the rear wall that led to the dispensary.
    Chapter 1 (94% in)
  • Everything that preceded it-the hysteria-had to be erased so you could cope, survive.
    Chapter 2 (11% in)
  • Two muted gunshots preceded the closing of the doors, the bullets embedding themselves in the thick wood of the ceiling.
    Chapter 5 (1% in)
  • As they say, your reputation precedes you.
    Chapter 8 (66% in)
  • Bourne did not have to read the second paragraph to know that Howard Leland had been Admiral H. R. Leland, United States Navy, until an interim appointment as director of Naval Intelligence preceded his ambassadorship to the Quai d'Orsay in Paris.
    Chapter 11 (13% in)
  • Two clicks preceded a long hum over the line.
    Chapter 35 (33% in)

There are no more uses of "precede" in The Bourne Identity.

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