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Word: prefatory

Definition: introductory; of a preface


Sentences Containing 'prefatory'

Chettle, who had entered into partnership with Danter and William Hoskins in 1591, and who continued to work for Danter for several years after the partnership dissolved, claimed in a prefatory epistle to "Kind-Heart’s Dream" (1592) that, because Greene’s handwriting was illegible, he (Chettle) had copied out Greene’s manuscript so that the work could be licenced.

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