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prologue

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Definition an introduction to a fictional work; or anything the precedes a more important event
  • Prologue:  When I was seventeen, my life changed forever.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
prologue = an introduction to a fictional work; or anything the precedes a more important event
  • That was the prologue, I think.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Shall we clap into't roundly, without hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse, which are the only prologues to a bad voice?
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • To him she hasted; in her face excuse Came prologue, and apology too prompt; Which, with bland words at will, she thus addressed.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • So a whole Babel of computer languages has been created for programmers: FORTRAN, BASIC, COBOL, LISP, Pascal, C, PROLOG, FORTH.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Maybe he sees it now as a prologue to these tapes.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Chapter i. Of prologues.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring?
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • QUINCE Well, we will have such a prologue; and it shall be written in eight and six.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Alldressed up and mooningaround like the prologue to a suttee.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Lechery, by this hand; an index and obscure prologue to the history of lust and foul thoughts.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Those thirty minutes can be regarded as a prologue to the full hour from three till four and that takes care of them.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Giannini had planned her visit to Göteborg as a brisk, necessary prologue to long-term work.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Thus he his special nothing ever prologues.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • All of it, at this instant, is meaningless prologue.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Only I don't forget that you have not had the like prologue about me."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But Father Martin made me understand that the stories that came before it—and there were many—were simply prologue to the Christians.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It is a sort of prologue to the play, a motto to the chapter; and will be soon followed by matter-of-fact prose.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • This prologue pleased him, and Blachevelle fell in love.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ] Two truths are told, As happy prologues to the swelling act Of the imperial theme.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth

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