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.
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2 He knew that the tale was a prelude and his mind waited for the sequel.
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3 As the piano had twice begun the prelude to the first figure Mary Jane led her recruits quickly from the room.
4 Gabriel recognised the prelude.
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.
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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.
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7 Little did I think that this would be the prelude to the most crushing misfortune of my life.
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8 All were silent, expectant of what was to follow, for this was clearly only a prelude.
9 Sonya was sitting at the clavichord, playing the prelude to Denisov's favorite barcarolle.
10 Sonya struck the first chord of the prelude.
11 The audience felt that a startling revelation was to follow this ominous prelude.
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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.
13 I had already been out many hours and felt the torment of a burning thirst, a prelude to my other sufferings.
14 The two ladies entered the drawing-room with that sort of official stiffness which preludes a formal communication.
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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.