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preamble
used in Lonesome Dove

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Definition
a preliminary introduction to a speech, statute, or other writing — usually explaining its purpose

or more rarely:

anything that precedes something else
  • "You'd do better to talk to me when I'm mad," she said, with no preamble.
    Chapters 99-100 (16% in)

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