[p_ɹ_ɪ_s_ˈiː_d_ɪ_ŋ], [pɹɪsˈiːdɪŋ], [pɹɪsˈiːdɪŋ]

Definitions of preceding:

  1.   of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; " a retiring member of the board"
  2.   existing or coming before
  3.   preceding in time or order
  4.   Going before; -- opposed to following.
  5.   In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2.
  6.   Going before in time, rank, etc.: antecedent: previous: former.
  7.   of Precede
  8.   Going before; antecedent.

Antonyms for preceding:

hindmost, subsequent, advanced, following, coming, latest, consequent, late, closing, final, future, hinder, terminal, latter, next, concluding, later, hind, posterior, ultimate, last, after, postmortem, succeeding, consecutive, back-to-back, ensuing, unborn, incoming, in line, undermentioned.

Quotes for preceding:

  1. No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects. – Piers Anthony
  2. To stay at my best, I have to stop talking during the preceding day. – Placido Domingo
  3. Scientists are really very conscious of the fact that they stand on the shoulders of an enormous tree of preceding workers and that their own contribution is not so enormous. – Martin Fleischmann
  4. Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one. – Andre Gide
  5. In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear. – Paul Harris
  6. In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons. – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  7. A pure mathematical series would be one in which each term is derived from the preceding term by a rule. – George Oppen
  8. Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. – Ronald Reagan
  9. If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake. – George Ripley
  10. That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race. – Emanuel Swedenborg
  11. Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding dogmas of the religious period. – Francis Parker Yockey

Usage examples for preceding:

  1. It was the room of his grandfather as it had been that of the man preceding the bed had been their bed; and the first to place it where it stood may have had in mind a large window, through which as he woke from his nightly sleep he might look far out upon the land, upon rolling stately acres. ” – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  2. “ Coningsby had scarcely quitted her side the preceding eve. ” – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. The feeling in this speech is very deep, but it is quieter and more subdued than the preceding one. ” – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  4. Free- soilers had distinctly declined in numbers and influence during the four preceding years. ” – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  5. “ Arguments: Preceding each play is an analysis of the play called the " argument," written in an interesting story- telling way. ” – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  6. We cannot doubt that this poem, like the preceding came from the depths of the poet's own heart. ” – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  7. The Gorlitza, like the preceding dance, is divided into parts. ” – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  8. Otherwise the solution is correct enough, each member being, as required, a knight's move from the preceding number, and the original corner cell vacant. ” – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  9. The story is without doubt the same as that told in the preceding pamphlet. ” – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  10. The May interest on the Railroad bonds was provided for in the same manner as on the preceding November. ” – The History of Peru by Henry S. Beebe
  11. On a smaller mesh than the preceding – The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book by Miss Watts
  12. From 1896 to 1906 as much coal was produced as during the preceding seventy- five years. ” – History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6) by E. Benjamin Andrews
  13. “ Gertrude had been distinctly pleased with the young man the preceding summer. ” – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  14. One prisoner told us he had marched twenty- four kilometers during the preceding night. ” – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  15. The preceding line for line, is printed in a large gothic type: the rest of the work in a small close gothic letter. ” – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  16. The guests of the preceding night had been summoned to their duty, as the royal train might be certainly expected in the course of the morning. ” – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  17. They could naturally say a good deal about the health of Mrs. Lenox, as that lady had been obliged to keep her room for the three preceding days. ” – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  18. “ Rico sat within, this time, with his companion, and had scarcely settled himself comfortably in his corner when his eyes closed and he slept; for he had not slept an hour on the preceding night, so great had been his excitement. ” – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  19. Many of the guns had been rendered useless in the conflict of the preceding day. ” – Terry's Trials and Triumphs by J. Macdonald Oxley
  20. He had reached home late on the preceding evening, and at the moment of Mr. Levy's call was in his dressing- room. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

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