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synonyms for prefatory

  • beginning
  • initiative
  • introductory
  • preliminary
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How to use prefatory in a sentence

He tried some small prefatory Siege or scalade of Pesth; could not do it; and came his ways home again, as the best course.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. III. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
The contents of the Epic were described in some prefatory verses, and the number of couplets in each Book was stated.
MAHA-BHARATAANONYMOUS
The foregoing thoughts are prefatory to the much-mooted question of Mr. Lincoln's religious belief.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)WILLIAM H. HERNDON
Unfortunately for my desires, I can only be prefatory in the case of my own.
THE CHALICE OF COURAGECYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
In April he sends her "an inclosure for Power" to be forwarded immediately—and this was probably the prefatory letter.
THOMAS MOORESTEPHEN GWYNN
The following ballad was first printed by Sir Walter Scott, with prefatory remarks which we have here abridged.
ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH BALLADS, VOLUME VII (OF 8)VARIOUS
On the intermediate plane, or level, the real business of the passenger prefatory to his journey is transacted.
THE MODERN RAILROADEDWARD HUNGERFORD
The Colonel gave a prefatory grunt of depreciation, but he was pulling his blankets out from under the stuff on the sled.
THE MAGNETIC NORTHELIZABETH ROBINS (C. E. RAIMOND)
I had hoped, indeed, that he would have honoured these slight studies by a prefatory note, and he had expressed a wish to do so.
THE VAGABOND IN LITERATUREARTHUR RICKETT
Charles, who had run up to the nursery during dinner to say so, remarked with a prefatory "Lawks" that wonders would never cease.
DIANA TEMPEST, VOLUME I (OF 3)MARY CHOLMONDELEY
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