But the preparative for a public appearance is not yet complete.
Every thing that met the eye in Paris was a preparative for war.
This, if this were some preparative for chasing, was what Daun did of it, in the cavalry way; and this was all.
Worming is generally resorted to as a preparative for serving.
This action is also a preparative to a renewal of the gracious experience.
And their love to you is as great a preparative to your success.
It is as solemn a preparative as the "warning voice which he who saw the Apocalypse heard cry."
Is this, my dear, preparative to the conversation you led me to expect in the dining-room?
These lectures have served as a preparative for the work which I now offer to the public.
When a "preparative" flag was hoisted with a signal it denoted that the order was not to be immediately obeyed.