Examples from the Web for prefatory
Clusters of prefatory tags (“the ancient Greek philosopher Plato”) alternate with definitions of standard tropes and devices.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Consequently, an important aspect of Shakespeare, even Prefatory Shakespeare, is missing.
A prefatory chapter sets forth the object of the work, and the claims of the art.
If readers will be diligent, here, so far as needful, are the prefatory steps.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
My first Lady-Bore—see how quickly I get to the matter in hand, without wasting so much as a single line in prefatory phrases!My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Wilkie Collins
Prefatory matter is not to be included in the enumeration of pages.
In the prefatory chapter the author gives us some insight into the trials of his own mind.