He prefaced many of his remarks with his trademark, “My friends.”
She prefaced her remarks by stating that she was not going to give “a campaign political speech.”
Nearly three weeks later, I received a stock e-mailed apology, prefaced by a quick summary of the United Airlines world view.
My link was prefaced by a caveat that the story was a disgrace: "If accurate."
He prefaced his comments to The Daily Beast with a neat, “I would like to say one thing,” and declined a follow-up interview.
This book is prefaced by the portrait of the author, given above.
The petition was prefaced by a personal letter containing them.
The smile and wink which prefaced his reply nearly proved the last straw.
The signature was prefaced by the words, "Faithful till death!"
The next scene is entitled "Before an Israelitish City," and is prefaced with a short symphony of a jubilant character.
late 14c., from Old French preface "opening part of sung devotions" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prefatia, from Latin praefationem (nominative praefatio) "fore-speaking, introduction," in Medieval Latin "prologue," noun of action from past participle stem of praefari "to say beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
1610s, from preface (n.). Related: Prefaced; prefacing.