verb (used with object), pref·aced, pref·ac·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM prefacepref·ac·er, nounun·pref·aced, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for preface
In a new preface, Johnson explains that he was reluctant to tell the story of how wine has since “joined the tedious world of luxury goods.”Crack open the best 2020 wine books for rich history, international politics and a vintner’s lively memoir|Dave McIntyre|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
It begins with a preface in which Obama says he wants to give an “honest rendering” of the events that happened on his watch and ends with the death of Osama bin Laden.
The book was conceived and written before the pandemic, and Krznaric only managed to squeeze in a coronavirus-related preface before sending it to print and turning, like many others, to homeschooling kids and rearranging routines.“Are we being good ancestors?” should be the central question of our time|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
I prefaced it by saying, “Bill Clinton was such a dog, that…” so they cut out the story angle.Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback|Marlow Stern|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She prefaced her remarks by stating that she was not going to give “a campaign political speech.”Joni Ernst's Big Pivot: From Pig Castrator to Iowa Nice|Ben Jacobs|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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."Yes, Bin Laden's Killer Will Get Healthcare Benefits|David Frum|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Things take a turn at 4:06, making you wonder if that relates to what was prefaced in the video as “inspired by true events.”Adam Levine, Grizzly Bear & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Jean Trinh|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This step was prefaced by the announcement of new and extensive alterations in the bill.
The right honourable baronet prefaced his motion by a speech of two hours' duration.
I prefaced my talk by references to cats, rabbits, etc., and finished up by diagnosing the political situation in Russia.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
An insolent demand from Ah Sing and Wobanguli that they surrender prefaced the hostilities.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
The Historical Notice with which Mr. Hamilton has prefaced it is a noble production, and worthy of the subject and of his name.