preamble

[ pree-am-buh l, pree-am- ]SEE DEFINITION OF preamble

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As in the case of other laws, let us have a preamble, relating to all this class of crime.

The first four books are described by Plato himself as the preface or preamble.

Let this be the preamble of our laws; the strain will follow.

"This preamble does not promise well," said Lady Kilgoff, with a cold smile.

So he waited with a hope-lit serenity the preamble to the arrival of his—her—their child.

As a preamble La Signorina raised the inevitable veil to the rim of her hat.

Perhaps also there is very little use in making any preamble to what I have to tell.

You would not understand the preamble, so I will tell it in plain words.

Shouldn't wonder, as I'm afraid from your preamble it is nothing I care to hear.

"Yes, we will," exclaimed his auditors, their curiosity aroused by this preamble.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French preambule (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin preambulum, neuter adjective used as a noun, properly "preliminary," from Late Latin praeambulus "walking before," from Latin prae- "before" (see pre-) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PREAMBLE

briefing

nounpreparation by informing of facts
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