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.
She swung about quickly, preceding him to the door and down the stairs.
The reader will notice that I have made great use of its authority in the preceding narrative.
But the circumstances of the preceding day had made an essential alteration in the case.
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.