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Can someone show me how to use this word in sentences.

This is the definition of the word precedence from an online dictionary. Noun
1.
the condition of being dealt with before other things or of being considered more important than other things:

I am especially having trouble understanding this word in this example from an online dictionary.

1. He took precedence over everyone else. (Does he considers himself to be more important than everyone else?)

Here are some of my sentences. Please correct them if they are wrong.

1. I take precedence in my studies over going out and having a good time

2. Family is a precedence for me above all things.

3. Becoming an architect is a precedence. ( Can I start a sentece with becoming.)

CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THESE SENTECES

ARCHI,

Thank you.

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I take precedence in my studies over going out and having a good time (Rather than going out and having a good time you prefer to study because you give more importance to studying)

Family is a precedence for me above all things.(Your family is more important than anything.It comes first for you)

Becoming an architect is a precedence for me( Your being architect is your goal.It comes first for you.Later on, you can spare time to do other things)Yes in this sentence starting with becoming is correct.

1. He took precedence over everyone else. In this sentence he doesn't see himself more important than anyone else.He is considered more important than anyone else.
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The thing is what takes precedence, not you. (You can assign precedence, however.)

My studies take precedence over parties. (I give my studies higher precedence than my social life.)

My family takes precedence over all else in my life.

You can certainly start a sentence with becoming: Becoming an architect is my greatest goal. Fulfilling this goal takes precedence over more trivial matters.