Not unlike the AOL-Time Warner merger which preceded it, the shotgun marriage was based on the faulty logic of synergy.
The second time, which Ravi preceded with a viewing invitation to his friends on Twitter, they said he did.
Romney was preceded at the microphone by Rick Santorum, who finished second during the long slog.
This change in our understanding is no more a challenge or threat to “the faith” than the changes that have preceded it.
Parsons, who preceded Hopper, was Florence Nightingale compared to her eventual rival.
General Littlepage preceded the corpse, carrying a prayer-book.
Nor did the service of praise which preceded the election induce a milder spirit.
The back wash from the wave which broke against the wire was thinner than the wash that had preceded it.
His fame had preceded him, and he became the lion of society.
Four books had preceded these, in which the texture of the verse was woven of old romance and legend.
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.