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pri seed

  • v  be earlier in time; go back further
    Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • v  come before
    Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify
  • v  be the predecessor of
    Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands
  • v  move ahead (of others) in time or space
  • v  furnish with a preface or introduction
    She always precedes her lectures with a joke

  • For some reason, knowledge of his racial pedigree had to precede even the mention of his politics--as if the pedigree inevitably explained the politics.
  • The Queen put up no resistance to the government's proposal to abolish primogeniture (an eldest son's right to precede an older sister to the throne).
  • Some of the pilgrims who precede and follow him will no doubt come out of idle curiosity.
News & Articles

  • MCC board meets today in Havasu
    BULLHEAD CITY — The annual budget hearing and special meeting to adopt the 2014 budget for Mohave Community College will precede the regular June meeting of the Board of Governors today in Lake Havasu City. The proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is $54.13 million, a 3.4 percent decrease from fiscal year 2013.
    June 13, 2013 - Mohave Daily News
  • MCC board meets today in Havasu
    BULLHEAD CITY — The annual budget hearing and special meeting to adopt the 2014 budget for Mohave Community College will precede the regular June meeting of the Board of Governors today in Lake Havasu City. The proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is $54.13 million, a 3.4 percent decrease from fiscal year 2013.
    June 13, 2013 - Mohave Daily News
  • Curtis C. Jacobsen, 87
    Curtis Carlyle Jacobsen passed away April 29, 2013; in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Curtis was born in Jackson, on Feb. 18, 1926 to Chris and Pearl Jacobsen. His parents, as well as his two sisters, Madelyn and Peggy, precede him in death.
    June 11, 2013 - Jackson County Pilot
Quotes

  • Renee Zellweger in Forbes
    It's weird to have fame precede you in any situation ...... and I'm very proud of myself that I've not been to Betty Ford (Center) yet,Zellweger, 38, tells Harper's Bazaar. "Never say never!"
  • Ehud Barak in Ha'aretz
    The military operation is closer than ever, and it will precede the cease-fire,Barak said, adding: "We are nearing the day of reckoning in the Gaza Strip, in which we will decide whether to go in the direction of an agreement of calm or a...
  • Jim Fitzpatrick in Times Online
    Mr Fitzpatrick wrote: "It would be premature to suggest that the report will lead to any change in approach - we shall want to reflect on it . . . We would not accept that the launch of the Heathrow consultation cannot precede Anase."

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