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prelude
used in The Fountainhead

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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
  • Which is always a prelude to the age of the cave.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (91% in)
  • The cold washed the colors of the earth, revealing that they were not colors but only the elements from which color was to come, the dead brown not a full brown but a future green, the tired purple an overture to flame, the gray a prelude to gold.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (3% in)

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