Usage examples for introductory

  1. The circumstances attending the composition of this record and its recent discovery are fully detailed in the introductory chapters. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  2. Alongside of this stands the modern work of the kind, published in 1761, with an introductory poem from the pen of the Emperor Ch'ien Lung. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  3. The only thing remembered about that introductory speech is that the speaker played nervously with the covering of the table as he talked. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  4. There were mostly women in Mrs. Lawton's smart little music room when Mrs. Conry rose to sing a series of introductory songs. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  5. With Introductory Note by Will H. Dircks. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  6. What Mr. Macmillan has ticketed as Introductory- I could not find a name for it at all- has a certain bearing on West African affairs, as showing the life on a West Coast boat. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  7. This chapter should have been introductory and initiative; but the facts as stated will suit better to the telling of my story if they be told here. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  8. Thus it is described of the lawyer in the Introductory Discourse to the Description of Utopia, that he said of a proposal against Capital Punishment, " 'this could never be so established in England but that it must needs bring the weal- public into great jeopardy and hazard', and as he was thus saying, he shaked his head, and made a wry mouth, and so he held his peace". – Miscellaneous-Papers by Dickens, Charles
  9. It will have to extend over three consecutive days, the introductory drama to be given on the previous evening. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  10. Browning's only piece of prose criticism- apart from scattered comments in his letters- is the essay introductory to that volume of letters erroneously ascribed to Shelley, which was published when Browning was but little under forty years old. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  11. In twenty introductory lines the poet describes how the inspiration to sing the wondrous experiences of the much- travelled man had come to him. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  12. The first volume, which opened with the rather striking closet drama of Basil, sometimes spoken of as Count Basil, was prefaced by an introductory discourse of considerable ability. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  13. Those of England and of the United States are so closely connected that the former seems to be introductory to the latter. – John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Edward S. Corwin
  14. " She has but one friend in Milan: it is myself," was his introductory remark. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  15. Reprint with Introductory Notes and Index by Jonathan Trumbull. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  16. This in itself tells me nothing; but the proof that Shakespeare stands in intimate relation to the girl called Rosaline comes later, and so the first introductory words have a certain significance for me. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris