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precede
used in Atonement

5 uses
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Definition
to go or do before
  • As on the preceding afternoon, the trouble lay in assembling the cast.
    Part 1 (16% in)
  • The sequence was illogical—the drowning scene, followed by a rescue, should have preceded the marriage proposal.
    Part 1 (20% in)
  • As he approached it occurred to him that it might be preferable for his letter to precede him into the house.
    Part 1 (49% in)
  • They all lived in fear of Sister Marjorie Drummond, of the menacing meager smile and softening of manner that preceded her fury.
    Part 3 (1% in)
  • All the preceding drafts were pitiless.
    Part 3 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "precede" in Atonement.

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