PRELUDE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRELUDE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
prelude
 n.  introduction; forerunner; preliminary or preface
Classic Sentence:
1  A sudden burst of music issued from the ark, the prelude of a waltz: and when the side door closed again the listener could hear the faint rhythm of the music.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  He knew that the tale was a prelude and his mind waited for the sequel.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  As the piano had twice begun the prelude to the first figure Mary Jane led her recruits quickly from the room.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
4  Gabriel recognised the prelude.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
5  For a week he continued to be in a peculiar state of restlessness, peering continually out of the windows, and ceasing to take the short walk which had usually been the prelude to his dinner.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
6  Each case has been the prelude to another, and the crisis once over, the actors have passed for ever out of our busy lives.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
7  Little did I think that this would be the prelude to the most crushing misfortune of my life.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
8  All were silent, expectant of what was to follow, for this was clearly only a prelude.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII
9  Sonya was sitting at the clavichord, playing the prelude to Denisov's favorite barcarolle.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER XV
10  Sonya struck the first chord of the prelude.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER XV
11  The audience felt that a startling revelation was to follow this ominous prelude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
12  Miss Ingram, who had now seated herself with proud grace at the piano, spreading out her snowy robes in queenly amplitude, commenced a brilliant prelude; talking meantime.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
13  I had already been out many hours and felt the torment of a burning thirst, a prelude to my other sufferings.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
14  The two ladies entered the drawing-room with that sort of official stiffness which preludes a formal communication.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 93. Valentine.
15  So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
Example Sentence:
1  His frequent depressions were the prelude to a complete mental breakdown.
2  I am afraid that this border raid is the prelude to more serious attacks.
3  No amount of discourse is sadness for the prelude.