Noun(1) a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
Verb(1) furnish with a preface or introduction
(1) Ullman's 10 steps are listed in a preface to the book's introduction and then spelled out over the course of eight chapters.(2) Here's his preface to the original edition written in 1934.(3) The book's 246 pages are divided into two forewords, a preface , eight chapters, and seven appendixes.(4) As a preface to discussing specifics, I need to bring up some general issues surrounding theories of literary dependence.(5) First published in 1994, this revised, softcover edition is, with the exception of a short preface , identical to the original, hardcover publication.(6) it is important to preface the debate with a general comment(7) As the poet, writer and journalist Mohamad notes in his preface , the book makes no attempt to give a comprehensive account of the era.(8) This article is excerpted from the new preface to the updated paperback edition.(9) As George Menasseri, noted academician who wrote the preface to the book, points out, it is a break from the tradition in that the authors did not depend much on the works of foreign writers.(10) A brief preface to each speech sets the historical context leading up to the event and provides a glimpse into Frome's life.(11) I annotated it and prepared the double book for publication with a preface explaining what I had done and why I had done it.(12) The relaunched book will include a preface written by renowned local poet Desmond Egan.(13) I have fought off the temptation to preface my answers with a long-winded introduction.(14) Jesus offers a preface in these verses, which come near the conclusion of the section in John commonly referred to as Jesus' farewell discourse.(15) It appears in a 1964 letter published as a preface to a text written in the 1920s.(16) In the preface of her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique, Betty Freidan wrote: ├ö├ç├┐There was a strange discrepancy between the reality of our lives as women and the image to which we were trying to conform├ö├ç├û.
(1) preface :: prefas
(2) face :: figi
1. introduction ::
2. foreword ::
3. preamble ::
4. prologue ::
5. prelude ::
6. front matter ::
8. intro ::
9. lead-in ::
10. exordium ::
11. proem ::
12. prolegomenon ::
13. precede ::
14. introduce ::
15. begin ::
16. open ::
17. start ::
preface, prefaced, prefaces, prefacing
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...it's more palatable
to PREFACE it with banal chitchat.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 9
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