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preface

1. a statement written as an introduction to a literary or other work, typically explaining its scope, intention, method, etc.; foreword
2. RC Church a prayer of thanksgiving and exhortation serving as an introduction to the canon of the Mass
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The first Book begins abruptly, in the middle; and for clearness' sake Spenser had been obliged to explain in his prefatory letter that the real commencement must be supposed to be a scene like those of Arthurian romance, at the court and annual feast of the Fairy Queen, where twelve adventures had been assigned to as many knights.
The real name of the little man was Harris, but it had gradually merged into the less euphonious one of Trotters, which, with the prefatory adjective, Short, had been conferred upon him by reason of the small size of his legs.
Prefatory material includes a list of illustrations (x-xii), a general introduction (xiii-xxviii), French translator's preface (xxix-xxxix), editorial procedures (xl-xlviii), acknowledgments (xlix-lvii), permissions (lviii-lvix), list of abbreviations (lx-lxiii), and an introduction to volume II (lxiv-xciii).
In this issue, we present those findings, beginning with an excerpted overview of the book from White's Introduction and Deverell's prefatory remarks, "What is this railroad to do for us?
In the study, subjects significantly preferred the spoiled versions of ironic-twist stories, where the twist of the story was revealed in prefatory paragraph.
In fact, the prefatory poem that opens the collection very much connects family life to national tragedy.
Moreover, the Psalter exemplifies a popular kind of lay prayer book amplified by a prefatory cycle of full-page illustrations.
He focuses attention on its prefatory poems by John Donne, George Chapman, and Edmund Bolton, among others, and its Epistle addressed to the play's dedicatees, the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
The prefatory material acknowledges the many areas of investigation that are unresolved, which include very basic areas such as what regulates ventilation as well the complex issues surrounding exercise and disease.
In a prefatory the bank said, 'Following the recent regulatory action of the Central Bank of Nigeria on the five banks, it has become necessary to use this medium to request the following defaulting customers of the affected banks to pay without further delay their indebtedness, failing which the banks will take all appropriate legal actions to ensure repayment.
Extensive prefatory texts (37 pages) do provide some information of the type outlined above, though without the usual rubrics and in a different order.