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preparatory
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
preceding and preparing for something
  • "You do me great wrong, dear Cousin Hepzibah!" said he, first kindly offering her his hand, and then drawing on his glove preparatory to departure.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (90% in)

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