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Usage examples for precedence

  1. And in the matter of precedence and the number of guns for ceremonial salutation, the Chief of Mewar- like other poor but proud nobles- is treated rather according to his actual power than the cloudless blue of his blood. – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  2. She had given due reverence to persons older than herself; it was the fashion in those days; she had acknowledged a certain social precedence in ladies who were leaders of society and heads of families; she had never had such a feeling of being set down, as before this young, pure, stately creature. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  3. But I pray, Master, tell me whether her Majesty takes notice of this question of precedence or did she wish to confer with me about it? – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  4. The others were at the steps waiting for her to take her place, but a quick glance had let her see that one of the six seats is occupied; and determined to have the man she loves beside her, she says quickly: " Never mind precedence 'tis only a picnic; every one of you secure seats; I shall wait here with the Colonel for Sir Peter Tedril." – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  5. What would your Excellence expect in matter of precedence as in case you should meet with any other ambassador at the masque? – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  6. Alternate the precedence I mean? – Ministry of Disturbance by Henry Beam Piper
  7. Precedence was given to the paper, and a keen, intelligent, handsome young man of thirty stepped up to the lecturer's table with a roll of papers in his hand. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  8. When Maham had got about seventy men and Horry not yet a troop, both their commissions being of the same date, they quarreled about precedence in rank; and although Gov. – A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James
  9. She could even cheerfully yield precedence in trifles, which is the greatest trial of all. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  10. That which has the precedence in value has not the precedence in time. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  11. There was little love between him and Monmouth, for he had been bitterly offended by the honours and precedence assigned to the Duke; only a momentary coincidence of interest bound them together in this scheme. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  12. To allow this kind of " importation," would be to allow not merely the importation of foreign " persons," but also of foreign laws to take precedence of our own. – The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner
  13. Chopin conducted himself in Paris very much en prince, according to Von Lenz, and such a sacrilege to the laws of precedence naturally was unpardonable. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 by Rupert Hughes
  14. He has shown himself capable of controlling an Emperor, and of giving precedence to a woman. – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  15. He remembered that when he was only prior of Coussay, Grandier disputed precedence with him and gained it; I fear this achievement of precedence in life will make poor Grandier precede the Cardinal in death also. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. The former, being the most simple, the most elementary, and also requisite to be used before the pupil is prepared for the latter, should, without doubt, take precedence of all the rest, and be made familiar in the first place. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. Sometimes it seems as though this should take precedence of all other colleges. – Oxford by Frederick Douglas How
  18. He even took precedence of the first ministers of state. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  19. No one of these light- hearted ladies takes any particular precedence over the others. – The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory
  20. The field for precedence is it not a broad one, and close at hand? – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
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