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synonyms for preparatory

  • preliminary
  • previous
  • before
  • elementary
  • in advance of
  • in anticipation of
  • inductive
  • opening
  • precautionary
  • prefatory
  • prelusive
  • prep
  • preparative
  • primary
  • prior to
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antonyms for preparatory

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  • auxiliary
  • supplementary
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How to use preparatory in a sentence

The missive arrived at an Orlando-area preparatory school in October 2019, outlining a damaging allegation against a music teacher there.
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There were very few preparatory arrangements to be made for the marriage of Mr. Snodgrass.
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Not, indeed, until the foreigner's foot was on the step preparatory to mounting did Garnache speak.
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She saw two fiery eyes; she saw the tiger gather himself preparatory to springing.
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The poorest people reduce it to powder by manual labour, in the same way as they grind corn preparatory to baking it into cakes.
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By the time he passed out of the preparatory classes, his ideal faith in the order of things was shaken.
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For a moment he wriggled his toes, just as a golfer waggles his driver preparatory to the stroke.
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Peters was also there, packing up the personal effects of the dead man preparatory to vacating the apartment.
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The men were now rounding up their charges into an open meadow half a mile distant, preparatory to an early start in the morning.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
I found him washing his hands, preparatory to milking, and looking extremely bored.
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WORDS RELATED TO PREPARATORY

  • beginning
  • developmental
  • empirical
  • experiential
  • first stage
  • laboratory
  • momentary
  • on approval
  • pilot
  • preliminary
  • preparatory
  • primary
  • probationary
  • provisional
  • speculative
  • temporary
  • tentative
  • test
  • trial
  • trial-and-error
  • unconcluded
  • under probation
  • unproved
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