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prelude
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
something that prepares for or introduces what is to follow

or:

music #1:  an introductory piece of music — such as might introduce an act of an opera

or:

music #2:  a short independent piece of music — typically for piano
  • I don't like your attitude," said Boyle, in a sudden tone of righteousness, with a look which, in a barroom, would have signified a prelude to a fist fight.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (37% in)

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