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Word: prelude

Definition: introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner


Sentences Containing 'prelude'

A singer, or "yardak", might sing a song in the prelude, but the "yardak" is never responsible for voicing a character.
Act II opens with a prelude in which Lula Chamberlain, an installation artist whose work is featured in the "Kentucky Route Zero" bonus content "Limits Demonstrations", receives a rejection notice from the Gaston Trust for Imagined Architecture.
After "Deadpool Corps: Prelude", the Deadpool Corps travel around the universe, fighting off the Champion, "Borg" like entities, and looking for the "broken blade," all while trying to defeat the evil awareness and saving the universe.
An example of the use of double- and triple-dotted notes is the Prelude in G major for piano, Op. 28, No. 3, by Frédéric Chopin.
As a prelude to demilitarisation, responsibility of the program was transferred from the Ministry of Defence to Russia's civilian space agency Roscosmos.
Attributing meaning to something follows from sensing it, and is a prelude to action.
During this period, William wrote much of the poetry for which he is remembered today, including his "", "Ode to Duty", "My Heart Leaps Up" and "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", together with parts of his autobiographical epic, "The Prelude".
Following the prelude, the focus returns to Conway, Shannon, and Conway's dog with a player-chosen name.
He initially focused on the Restoration of the Jews to the Holy Land as a prelude to their conversion to Christianity, out of a pious wish to hasten the coming of the Messiah; but he increasingly became concerned with the deadly, Russian, government-instigated pogroms and believed that it was necessary to create a Jewish homeland in Israel.
In "Prelude to Foundation", we learn that at least some of its inhabitants emigrated to Trantor, settling in the Mycogen Sector.
In 1972, The Montclairs recorded under the Paula label with minor soul ballads that included "Dreaming's Out Of Season", "Prelude to a Heartbreak", and "Begging's Hard To Do".
In a prelude to the "Infinity" storyline, Ex Nihilo, Abyss, Nightmask, and Star Brand join the Avengers.
In a prelude to the Great Purge, almost 100,000 members were expelled during Postyshev's first year in Ukraine, and a further 168,000 through 1938.
In September 2006, London auctioneer Bonhams announced that it would exhibit the treasure privately, in a move seen as a prelude to a sale by private treaty or by auction at a future date.
In the "Prelude to Dune" novels, D'murr and C'tair Pilru (twin sons of Ambassador Cammar Pilru of Ix) take the initial examination to become Navigators, but only D'murr passes.
In the Brian Herbert/Anderson "Prelude to Dune" prequel trilogy (1999–2001), some of the previously-unexplained process of becoming a Navigator is revealed through the story of D'murr Pilru.
In the brief poem "Prelude to a Parting", the speaker instinctively senses the inevitable and implicit end of her relationship, especially when her lover draws away from her touch.
In the former, the government's New Ireland Forum was a prelude to the Anglo-Irish Agreement signed in 1985.
In the one-shot "Project Superpowers: Chapter Two Prelude", it was stated that Silver Streak will appear in future stories in this line; indeed, he appeared in the related Dynamite miniseries "The Death-Defying ’Devil".
In the wake of the election, the North Central Association delivered a formal warning to the school, stating that while it would remain accredited, the warning was a formality required as a prelude to losing accreditation, should it be deemed necessary in a year's time.
It was also meant to be a prelude to his album "The Rebellion"; however, since its release, Deck has announced that "The Resident Patient 2" will be coming ahead of "The Rebellion", which will be his final album.
La cathédrale engloutie ("The Sunken Cathedral") is a prelude written by the French composer Claude Debussy for solo piano. It was published in 1910 as the tenth prelude in Debussy’s first of two volumes of twelve piano preludes each.
Later, the Allies ceded the field at Quatre Bras in order to consolidate their forces on more favourable ground to the north along the road to Brussels as a prelude to the Battle of Waterloo.
Lord Byron wrote parts of "Prelude" and "Don Juan" in Livatho.
Martin Luther in his "Prelude on the Babylonian Captivity of the Church" describes disagreements over the wording of the baptism as "pedantry" and argues for acceptance of baptisms "in the name of Jesus" if carried out with proper intent.
Overall, this prelude, as a representative of the 24 preludes, shows Debussy's radical compositional process when viewed in light of the previous 200 years of classical and romantic music.
Political parties, interest groups and other political organizations in Pakistan are required to respect Islam and "public morality", which may prelude any endorsement of LGBT rights.
Several project staff, including Daniel Stowell, Stacy Pratt McDermott, and John Lupton, and Lincoln Legal Papers director Cullom Davis, appeared in the 2009 documentary "Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency", which aired on many PBS stations.
Still later in the Baroque era, the word was used to designate an instrumental prelude, as described in the next section.
The "Prelude to Dune" prequel trilogy (1999–2001) by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson establishes that Rabban kills Duncan Idaho's parents and Gurney Halleck's sister.
The 80-strong ensemble, including vocalist Dusolina Giannini from Philadelphia, flawlessly played the prelude from Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.
The album's opening monologue, "Looking for Love", serves as a prelude to the album's content of romance and passion.
The audience felt that a startling revelation was to follow this ominous prelude.
The Battle of Dinwiddie Court House was a minor engagement in the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War that was the immediate prelude to the Battle of Five Forks.
The collapse of the company was a prelude to the risk management meltdown of the Wall Street investment bank industry in September 2008, and the subsequent Global financial crisis of 2008–2009.
The design—effectively a frame for two scenes depicted through Rayner Hoff's marble reliefs and bronze statues—shows the prelude and the epilogue to war, depicting both the willingness of youth to answer the call of duty and the extent of the sacrifices which they made.
The exercise was designed to test US troop training, logistics, doctrine, and commanders and is considered a prelude to World War II.
The first two albums were some sort of prelude for the pop-opera "Times", which was Lesiëm's 3rd album (released as "Auracle" in U.S.A. in 2004).
The mixtape also serves as a prelude for the release of Kenn Starr’s upcoming album, "Two Track Mind".
The movement resembles a prelude and fugue, because the text is first presented in homophony to a repeat of the beginning of the ritornello, then repeated as a fugue, and finally repeated in madrigal style similar to the first section.
The numerous victories in the European World Championship were a prelude to one of the most sought after successes of all motorcycle producers: the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, at that time the most important race in the world.
The Ōnin War, starting in 1467, was the prelude to over a century of civil war in Japan, and the stimulus for a reorganization of the warrior monks.
The scripture of the Mycogenians mentions Aurora, robots, and other topics; Hari Seldon peruses this document during the events of Prelude to Foundation and finds the "corpse" of a robot in Mycogen also.
The tracks extensively used in the score were "Enter Into These Bonds" from Visions and "Prelude:Europa" from Maldoror.
This prelude is an example of Debussy's "musical impressionism" in that it is a musical depiction, or allusion, of an image or idea.
This prelude is an example of many of Debussy's compositional characteristics.
This was as a prelude to the creation of a large number of subsequent United Nations medals which are awarded for various operations around the world.
Though he remained ideologically aligned with Collins during his term as party president, Reeves announced in 1986 that he intended to run for the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly at the 1987 territory election, in a move that was widely seen as a prelude to a leadership challenge against Collins.
Union of Brest of 1596 was a further argument for the Orthodox opponents of the closer ties between Russia and the Commonwealth, who argued that it was the prelude to Catholicization of Russia.
WXOS previously aired a hot AC/rhythmic contemporary music format (as "MOViN 101.1"), but on October 10, 2008, it switched to an all Christmas music station (becoming the second after WRHS for 2008 for the United States) as a prelude to transitioning to all-sports on January 1, 2009.

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