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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.
'I am sure,' said the worthy lady, with a prefatory cough, 'that it's a great relief, under such trying circumstances as these, to have anybody else mistaken for me--a very great relief; and it's a circumstance that never occurred before, although I have several times been mistaken for my daughter Kate.
Without wasting a moment in prefatory words of any sort, I entered on my narrative, and put him in full possession of the events which have already been related in these pages.
The heart-warming thing that the group does before singing the lilting melody is that they ask their young ones (again, six- and seven-year-olds, or older than that) to belt out the prefatory two lines:
'This election protest is filed not out of spite [...] There were simply numerous reports of machine malfunctions, voter disenfranchisement, and other issues pertaining to widespread fraud,' Binay said in his prefatory statement.
* Issue #1: The Humane Treatment of Animals Is a Fundamental Value --In addressing the first issue, the court noted that "[w]hen considering whether ballot language is clearly and conclusively defective, a reviewing court analyzes the text of a proposed amendment to determine its legal significance, and identifies the proposed amendment's chief purpose based on the results of that analysis." (16) When a provision of a ballot lacks independent legal significance, it is deemed prefatory. (17) "Although prefatory language may aid a court to determine legislative intent when the operative terms of a provision of law are ambiguous, such language does not control interpretation of the operative terms of that provision." (18)
During the launching ceremony, presentations and keynotes were delivered and highlighted the prefatory phase of the initiative that was carried out by Cooperative Societies Council in Jazan, Asir, and Taif which included erecting and renovating concrete rainwater reservoirs, facilitating irrigation systems and providing farmers with plants that are familiar to the regions such as coffee, flowering shrubs, banana and members plants of prunus genus.
In the light of the above, this paper explores author(itie)s (3) and sources explicitly named in the prefatory matter of eighteenth-century English grammars for children, with a special focus on how authors used metacomments to endorse the book with authority.
The researchers from the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering used X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry to obtain prefatory information regarding the chemical compositions of the coatings and the interactions between coating components.
Two essays are focused on money in American politics, comprising a special section that will have an prefatory note.
My only quibble is the lack of prefatory material, especially the source for these works, but hopefully this can be added in future printings.
A prefatory "guided tour" demonstrates applications of the shell.