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precede
used in The Remains of the Day

3 uses
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Definition
to go or do before
  • Those were, Mr Charles recalls, strangely unnerving moments during which he too, despite not having participated in the preceding behaviour, felt engulfed with guilt.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (78% in)
  • I should perhaps point out here that it would have been well nigh impossible for me not to have noticed such things, given that throughout all her preceding years at the house, she had received very few letters indeed.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (47% in)
  • Indeed, I had merely given voice to the thoughts running through my mind while listening to the preceding talk and it is doubtful I would have said such a thing had the situation not suddenly demanded it of me.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (72% in)

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