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 Meanings and Examples of PREFACE
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preface
 n.  a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
Classic Sentence:
1  You might suppose, after this preface, that I am going to ask you for something dishonourable to grant.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
2  After performing this evolution, he rose and limped as fast as he could up and down the room at least a dozen times, and then stopping suddenly before Rose, kissed her without the slightest preface.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
3  He had stood in the shoes of Tantalus, and seemed to look upon a certain mass of disappointment as the natural preface to all realizations, without which preface they would give cause for alarm.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
4  With this short preface I shall turn to my notes of what proved to be a strange, though a peculiarly terrible, chain of events.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
5  before he had finished his preface the Time Traveller came back, and.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In I
6  de Saint-Meran is dead, answered the old marchioness, without preface and without expression; she appeared to be stupefied.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran.
7  After this preface, he gave me a particular account of the struldbrugs among them.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
8  The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
9  That was our first drama at Hurlstone; but a second one came to drive it from our minds, and it was prefaced by the disgrace and dismissal of butler Brunton.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
Example Sentence:
1  I will preface what I am going to say with a few lines from Shakespeare.
2  The book has a preface written by the author.
3  In his preface, the author says that he took eight years to write the book.
4  He has written a fine preface to the play.
5  Our defeat may be the preface to our successor's victory.
6  I should like to preface my response with the following observation.
7  The preface of this diary recounted her life in brief.
8  He prefaced the diaries with a short account of how they were discovered.
9  A short documentary prefaced the feature movie.