Origin of preamble
Examples from the Web for preamble
These first two cases appear mainly as preamble, summarized without much elaboration.
In short, not getting enough sleep is slowly killing us—and that nighttime preamble is certainly not helping.‘Sleep Procrastination’ Is Real, and You Probably Do It|Charlotte Lytton|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You appeared via video at the South by Southwest conference with the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution green screened behind you.Time to Come Home, Edward Snowden, and Stop Hiding Behind a Corrupt Regime|Michael Daly|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, the Second Amendment itself includes a preamble referring to the necessity of a “well-regulated militia.”
The preamble to the law set the ideological tone of the new system.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
A preamble could explain that the object was to use the interest, not abuse the capital of wild life.Supplement to Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador|William Wood
The preamble to the Declaration of Independence is timeless.The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783|Virginia State Dept. of Education
It is in reality little more than a preamble, but it gave a working basis, expressing enough and yet not too much.The Story of The American Legion|George Seay Wheat
So he stopped by her side and, without any preamble, addressed her.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for preamble
Word Origin for preamble
Word Origin and History for preamble
late 14c., from Old French preambule (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin preambulum, neuter adjective used as a noun, properly "preliminary," from Late Latin praeambulus "walking before," from Latin prae- "before" (see pre-) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble (v.)).