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Sample sentences for the GRE study word precursor

precursor can be used as a noun

1.Claypole thought must be the immediate precursor of a violent fit of crying. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.He will find it as sure a precursor of his fate as Openshaw did before him.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
3.Badman_, a realistic character study which is a precursor of the modern novel and i. - from English Literature by William J. Long
4.In his explanation of the function of the eye by a comparison with the Camera obscura Leonardo was the precursor of G. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
5.Thus passed our first general orgie, which was the precursor of many much more luxuriously and salaciously libidinous, and which I shall more minutely describe as events progress. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
6.The storm increased, the flashes succeeded one another more rapidly, the thunder began to growl, and the wind, the precursor of a hurricane, whistled in the plumes and the hair of the horsemen. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children's interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8.The mediaeval burgesses and the small peasant proprietors were the precursors of the modern bourgeoisie. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
9.Among the early precursors of the novel we must place a collection of tales known as the Greek Romances, dating from the second to the sixth centuries. - from English Literature by William J. Long
10.In "Ecco Homo" he is careful to enlighten us concerning the precursors and prerequisites to the advent of this highest type, in referring to a certain passage in the "Gay Science"-. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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