Synonym: introduction, preamble, preliminary. Similar words: deface, defaced, lose face, putrefaction, face to face, forefather, de facto, artefact. Meaning: ['prefəs] n. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book. v. furnish with a preface or introduction.
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1. He has written a fine preface to the play.
2. The book has a preface written by the author.
3. The preface has been reworded.
4. Our defeat may be the preface to our successor's victory.
5. I will preface what I am going to say with a few lines from Shakespeare.
6. In his preface, the author says that he took eight years to write the book.
7. The preface is complete in itself.
8. She read the preface through three times.
9. I must preface my remarks with an apology.
10. I should like to preface my response with the following observation.
11. Several pages of closely reasoned argument preface her account of the war.
12. We're hoping these talks could be a preface to peace.
13. A polemical note is sounded in the unsigned preface.
14. It says so in the preface.
15. Nordenfalk starts his preface as follows.
16. This edition contains a new preface by the author.
17. As indicated in the Preface[sentencedict.com], we are concerned only in introducing the subject to the reader.
18. Indeed in the preface to his work Gregory appears to proclaim their uniqueness.
19. Galileo had written a pious preface in which he ridiculed the Copernican theory as wild and fantastic and contrary to Holy Scripture.
20. It is claimed in the Preface that the index has been refined to minimise increase in the overall size of the volume.
21. I would preface our nuptials with the good opinion of my neighbours.
22. Murray agreed to write the preface to Baker's book, as a favor to his old friend.
23. The first thing to note about the preface is that it needs to be read.
24. At his request, I had written the preface[http://Sentencedict.com], and that preface had involved me in a most disagreeable situation.
25. Salmon had at one point actually hinted that the great philosopher Henri Bergson might write a preface for the exhibition.
26. Evidence of this surfaces in the opening page of the preface to the Almagest which contains a revealing statement worthy of quotation.
27. In 1931, Sebastian had asked his mentor to contribute a preface to the novel on which he was engaged.
28. Auditors normally issue a report which is a statement used as a preface to the financial statements of a company.
29. His extreme position caused an outcry, and some of the contributors to Le Livre Noir dissociated themselves from his preface.
30. Colvin had known Burne-Jones, and was persuaded to write a preface for a London gallery show.
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