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synonyms for prelude

  • introduction
  • prologue
  • commencement
  • exordium
  • foreword
  • intro
  • overture
  • preamble
  • preface
  • preliminary
  • preparation
  • prolegomenon
  • start
  • curtain-raiser
  • prelusion
  • proem
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antonyms for prelude

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  • completion
  • conclusion
  • end
  • ending
  • epilogue
  • finish
  • stop
  • postlude
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How to use prelude in a sentence

Maybe, he hopes, acting well onstage will serve as a prelude to acting better in real life.
ETHAN HAWKE TURNS HIS ACTING EXPERIENCE — AND PAST INFIDELITIES — INTO BRILLIANT FICTIONRON CHARLESFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Morell emphasized that SolarWinds appears to have "just" been espionage and not, apparently, some type of prelude to destruction.
THE UNCOMFORTABLE REALITY OF AMERICAN CYBER ESPIONAGEZACH DORFMAN OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTEJANUARY 27, 2021AXIOS
It was a prelude for Brooks, and by the time he got to his microphone, my imagination was primed.
THE HEALING POWER OF GARTH BROOKSPHILIP ELLIOTTJANUARY 21, 2021TIME
It felt like a prelude, a 26-year-old entering the mastery phase of stardom.
JOHN WALL GAVE THE WIZARDS THEIR LAST GREAT MEMORY. THEN IT ALL FELL APART.JERRY BREWERDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Perhaps as a prelude to this attempt, researchers just published a number of new studies about the geochemistry of Bennu today in the journals Science and Science Advances, providing some of the biggest revelations to date.
ASTEROID BENNU MAY HAVE BEEN HOME TO ANCIENT WATER FLOWSNEEL PATELOCTOBER 8, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It may indicate that the Kremlin sees the current intensive confrontation … as a prelude to an inevitable conflict.
SPY WARS: THE HIDDEN FOE AMERICA MUST DEFEAT TO SAVE ITS DEMOCRACYCHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 13, 2020OZY
A full, busy youth is your only prelude to a self-contained and independent age; and the muff inevitably develops into a bore.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
A trifling dispute with which his reign began was the prelude to very serious events.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
And so, with this prelude, I may as well tell without more delay what evil fortune was in store for us.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
Is it not possible that Chopin may have afterwards substituted the new Prelude for one of those already forwarded to France?
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
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