After all, Labour was in power for the 13 years preceding this election.
For weeks preceding the bash, Hitch refuses to have anything to do with it.
The stakes are huge, and these debates may mean more than any of 18 preceding events held this campaign season.
Ties were broken according to each institution's multiyear APRs, which represent the APR scores from the preceding four seasons.
McEwan novels often have formally dazzling conclusions that recast the meaning of the preceding story.
The ladies walked in single file, about eight feet apart, each holding the train of the one preceding her.
As it happened, the weather was finer than it had been almost any day of the preceding spring.
The reader will notice that I have made great use of its authority in the preceding narrative.
The first is as to the relation of this clause to the preceding.
The detective then inquired for the various gowns which the woman had worn for dress occasions within the preceding several weeks.
early 15c., "lead the way; occur before," from Middle French preceder and directly from Latin praecedere "to go before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Meaning "to walk in front of" is late 15c.; that of "to go before in rank or importance" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Preceded; preceding.