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adjective as in introductory, basic

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The missive arrived at an Orlando-area preparatory school in October 2019, outlining a damaging allegation against a music teacher there.

For example, at age 10, he completed the local two-year mandatory preparatory program in just one year.

He went to public school until the 7th grade, and then attended Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

Moreover, a preparatory nap counteracts the effects of sleep deprivation better than a nap taken after the missed sleep.

It is exhibited at the Tate along with the mass of preparatory material he used to create it.

After preparatory school in Illinois, Hay went to Brown University, where he amused men and charmed women.

There were very few preparatory arrangements to be made for the marriage of Mr. Snodgrass.

Not, indeed, until the foreigner's foot was on the step preparatory to mounting did Garnache speak.

She saw two fiery eyes; she saw the tiger gather himself preparatory to springing.

The poorest people reduce it to powder by manual labour, in the same way as they grind corn preparatory to baking it into cakes.

By the time he passed out of the preparatory classes, his ideal faith in the order of things was shaken.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preparatory, such as: preliminary, previous, before, elementary, in advance of, and in anticipation of.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.