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This parable of the wheat and the weeds is preceded by another agricultural fiasco. Christianity Today (2000)The rains coming that week will be preceded by another spell of wet snow. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Each story was more outrageous than the one that preceded it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Just because one thing precedes another, it does not mean that one causes the other. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Another sumptuous move preceded this. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Another single may precede the album's release in March. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More importantly, he has more or less carried Arsenal in the three seasons preceding this one. The Sun (2007)His speech was preceded by one from the Archbishop of Canterbury. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Test team, but an exciting climax to the story ought not to overshadow some of the less satisfactory elements of the chapters that have preceded it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His reputation preceded him, one of those iconic figures you feel you know before you've met him. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Leading Britain into the opening ceremony of the Games preceding one hosted by his own country is the culmination of a difficult personal journey. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: precede VERB
If one event or period of time precedes another, it happens before it.
Intensive negotiations between the main parties preceded the vote.
Definition of precede from the Collins English Dictionary
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