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precede
used in The Magic Mountain

10 uses
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Definition
to go or do before
  • But literature must precede it.
    4.4 - Politically Suspect (73% in)
  • A pale red sunset that had enlivened the generally overcast sky faded now, leaving nature under the transient sway of the lackluster, lifeless, and mournful light that immediately precedes nightfall.
    1.1 - Arrival (75% in)
  • She smiled wanly at the eyes he was making, put a hand to the braid at the back of her head, and preceded him down the stairs—soundlessly, supplely, her head thrust slightly forward.
    4.3 - He Tries Out His Conversational French (35% in)
  • She might precede him, tucking her hair with her hand, or Hans Castorp might precede her, and then he would feel her eyes on his back, which made his legs cramp and caused pins and needles up and down his spine.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (21% in)
  • She might precede him, tucking her hair with her hand, or Hans Castorp might precede her, and then he would feel her eyes on his back, which made his legs cramp and caused pins and needles up and down his spine.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (21% in)
  • He is barely conscious, but even in that state he steps to one side to allow her to precede him through the door.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (46% in)
  • At first the rooms held the warmth of the preceding summer days—fifty-five degrees, which was considered comfortable— but they quickly grew colder and colder.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (11% in)
  • ...to them about his cousin's condition; he was rebuked by the Italian, however, for observing that there was an underlying error in the conventional notion that philosophical credulity and sanguine trust in the good are expressions of health, whereas pessimism and condemnation of the world are signs of illness; because otherwise the bleak final state could not bring forth an optimism, compared to whose awful rosiness the preceding gloom seemed a coarse, but healthy expression of life.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (90% in)
  • The drudgeries that do on occasion precede death can hardly be credited to him, since they just prove that someone is alive and kicking and may lead back to life and health.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (91% in)
  • Then—and this "then" was the same high note with which he had just sung his "to see you, dear Carmen, again"—then—and now the instrumental accompaniment unleashed all its available magic to paint the little soldier's anguish and longing, his forlorn tenderness and sweet despair—then she had appeared in all her simple, fatal charm, and it had been perfectly clear to him that he was "lost" ("lost" with a great sobbing grace note preceding it), was lost for good and all.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (73% in)

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