For many years, her needs had taken precedence over my own.
A wife always took precedence with her husband over his mother.
On the other are those who say a family's ability to provide a good home should take precedence over its race.
In families where both parents work outside the home, family time may take precedence over community service.
Now it's time for the national side to take precedence.
The first goal took precedence over the second during most of the 19th century.
I let her go before me, taking precedence over the man.
He wanted to be there with her, but the case took precedence.
"What I need to talk with you about does take precedence."
"So at a certain point that has to take precedence over what people can watch."