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Word: preamble

Definition: introductory statement

Sentences Containing 'preamble'

Noirtier's face remained perfectly passive during this long preamble, while, on the contrary, Villefort's eye was endeavoring to penetrate into the inmost recesses of the old man's heart.
He had not been more than ten minutes in the drawing room before he drew Danglars aside into the recess of a bow window, and, after an ingenious preamble, related to him all his anxieties and cares since his noble father's departure.
In the preamble, it complains much of the insolence of servants, who endeavoured to raise their wages upon their masters.

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