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War and Peace
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  • The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children’s interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra.

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  • You mean all that was just the precursor?
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  • In a way, that terrible episode became not only the precursor but also the symbol for all the horrible viciousness that would follow.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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