the simple past tense and past participle of precede.
- un·pre·ced·ed, adjective
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How to use preceded in a sentence
Last summer’s protests against police abuse did at times — rarely — precede acts of violence and vandalism.Greene brings her embrace of false claims back to levels acceptable for her caucus | Philip Bump | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Newman asked the audience, referring to a comedy troupe that preceded Newman.
Like other great pioneers, she took to heart what she had learned from the finest of those who preceded her.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won | Michael Daly | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In reality, what preceded many of the clashes is difficult to tell.
What were the significant records, memoirs, and other reveals that preceded this book?Will the Tapes That Destroyed Nixon Help Rehabilitate His Image? | Scott Porch | August 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Washington, the conversation about impeachment is preceded by a conversation about a conversation about impeachment.
His Indian repute had not preceded him to such degree as to make the way easy for him through the London crowd.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
She preceded him along a passage and then, taking a door on the left, found herself surprisingly in the shop, behind a counter.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
The enemy was confident that any attempt on the fortress must be preceded by the passage of the river by the whole French army.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
When you reach her door, if the servant has not preceded and announced you, knock, and await her invitation to enter.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
The parliamentary conflict on the great question of a standing army was preceded by a literary conflict.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay