Origin of introductory
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As with any introductory episode to anything, Iron from Ice is a bit slow.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this introductory piece, perhaps it will be helpful to state right up front who is doing the writing.
That week, he signed up for the Introductory Course and, soon after, passed the Advanced Exam on his first try.
At an event at the National Press Club, Bozell gives an introductory speech but then has Graham come up to take questions.Ex-Employees of Conservative Figure L. Brent Bozell Say He Didn’t Write His Books or Columns|Ben Jacobs|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That's more expensive than an introductory MacBook Pro and not everyone will be able to afford that.Adult Entertainment Companies Put Google Glass Technology in Their Sights|Aurora Snow|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These exclamations, delivered with much excitement, are introductory to matters considered extraordinary.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
Compare Arnold's version of the story of Tristram and Iseult with the version given in the introductory note to the poem.Matthew Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum and Other Poems|Matthew Arnold
She perceived the futility of polite, introductory phrases here; she could go straight to her purpose, be brutally frank.No Clue|James Hay
Here is an interesting passage from Mr. Irving's introductory communication.
Introductory—Variety of characters and pronounced individuality.Woman's Club Work and Programs|Caroline French Benton
c.1600, from Late Latin introductorius, from introduct-, past participle stem of introducere "to lead in, bring in" (see introduction). Also used in English from c.1400 as a noun meaning "introductory treatise or textbook."