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noun as in introduction

verb as in introduce

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Author Ron Goldberg says in his preface that Larry Kramer, who was one of ACT UP’s earliest leaders encouraged him to pull together a timeline for the organization and this book is the result of the task.

In his preface, Solomon suggests that other movements can learn from this one.

Music journalist Joel Selwin annotates, with a preface by Donovan, a foreword by Jorma Kaukonen, and an afterword by John Poppy.

I quote Immanuel Kant in my preface, defining enlightenment as mankind coming out of its self-imposed immaturity.

Elizabeth Drew writes about that in the preface of her republished book about Nixon.

An excerpt from Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross, recently re-released with a new preface.

Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.

This poem is a rather free translation of a similar poem by Guillaume de Deguileville, as pointed out in the Preface, p. 60.

These last three verses are a kind of preface to the following chapter, which is written in the style of an epistle from the king.

But I am anxious to make three inquiries relative to this really important document and its fictitious preface.

The first edition prints Richardsons preface and two complimentary letters.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preface, such as: foreword, preamble, prologue, beginning, exordium, and explanation.

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