In 1866 primitive structures were discovered in the island of Therasia by quarrymen extracting pozzolana for the Suez Canal works; and when this discovery was followed up in 1870, on the neighbouring Santorin (Thera), by representatives of the French School at Athens, much pottery of a class now known immedi ately to precede the typical late Aegean ware, and many stone and metal objects, were found and dated by the geologist Fouque, somewhat arbitrarily, to 2000 B.C., by consideration of the superincumbent eruptive stratum.
Thus of the first series of pieces he says that when all exist they may be developed simultaneously, or that the two side-pieces may precede the median, or again that the median may precede the side-pieces - according to the group of birds, but that the second mode is much the commonest.
A more careful study of the physical as well as the chemical properties of a soil must precede intelligent experimentation in rotation.
Melanchthon urged that repentance must precede faith, and that knowledge of the moral law is needed to produce repentance.
If not, since effect cannot precede cause, cause must precede effect, and there must be an instant when cause is not effective, that is, is not itself.
A great analysis was to precede a great synthesis, but it was the synthesis on which Comte's vision was centred from the first.
A moral transformation must precede any real advance.
The question arises: must the stage of aniconic gods historically precede and lead up to that of pictures and images?
Thirty-six poems precede the commentary.
In the order of the sentence the substantive precedes the adjective and the verb stands last; the object and the adverb precede the verb, and the genitive precedes the noun on which it depends - this contrasts with the order in the isolating Chinese, where the order is subject, verb, object.
Bertold retorted that redress of grievances must precede supply, and Maximilian and the princes were soon discussing the proposals put forward by the sagacious elector.
A headache precedes the onset of panic disorder.
An adjective will often precede the noun they modify.
An adverb may precede the verb.
Being able to precede an outbreak of hostilities should allow time for the preparation of detailed plans.
Explanations are preceded by an asterisk (* ).
The 2014 conference will immediately precede the Mersey River Festival, which is due to take place from June 15th to 18th.
The phone number was preceded by the laboratory prefix.
The phrase was preceded by a comma.
The speech will be preceded by tea at 4 p.m. in the library.
Supper concluded, we received a lamp, and directions from Mrs. Hussey concerning the nearest way to bed; but, as Queequeg was about to precede me up the stairs, the lady reached forth her arm, and demanded his harpoon; she allowed no harpoon in her chambers.
If Stubb even, who is but a peg higher than Flask, happens to have but a small appetite, and soon shows symptoms of concluding his repast, then Flask must bestir himself, he will not get more than three mouthfuls that day; for it is against holy usage for Stubb to precede Flask to the deck.
The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit--not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic.
Attempted drives from east to west--similar to the contrary movements of 1805, 1807, and 1809--precede the great westward movement; there is the same coalescence into a group of enormous dimensions; the same adhesion of the people of Central Europe to the movement; the same hesitation midway, and the same increasing rapidity as the goal is approached.