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noun as in preface

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As he explains in the prologue to “A Zoo in My Luggage,” “To me extirpation of an animal species is a criminal offence, just as the destruction of something else that we cannot recreate or replace, such as a Rembrandt or the Acropolis, would be.”

With a paranoid urgency, Prokopios writes in the prologue that he wants to come clean and tell us what actually happened.

From Time

So the movie started with the prologue of the son telling the story of what happened to dad.

From Ozy

I’ve yet to spend a lot of time with the latest version of that device, but if past is any prologue, it’s a solid choice for those looking for an Android-compatible Apple alternative at a good price.

The problems associated with getting people to wear masks, which is a much simpler solution than visiting a health care professional and receiving a shot, is prologue to what we’ll see when it comes to getting people vaccinated, he explained.

From Fortune

Here is a title that, in its prologue, tasks players with fighting a horde of angels on top of a moving jet.

“The past is prologue,” says a Democratic House leadership aide.

It also features a scene that is shockingly reminiscent of the prologue in The Dark Knight Rises.

These moves are positive, but if past is prologue, any real change could take years to enact.

But in a nation that has existed for more than 5,000 years, the past is more than a prologue.

Trewely is here three syllables, which is the normal form; cf. Prologue, 761; Kn.

Both in the present passage and in the Pardoner's Prologue the verb to erme is used with the same sb., viz.

And this was as it should be; the intent of that little prologue was merely to whet the appetite for the real play.

Used ludicrously to mean a feat of horsemanship in l. 50 of the Manciple's Prologue.

The dropped word is clearly here, which rimes with manere in the Miller's Prologue, and elsewhere.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prologue, such as: foreword, prelude, beginning, exordium, explanation, and introduction.

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