Usage examples for preface

  1. " You preface it as if it were some great thing, and you look as if it was nothing," thought Elizabeth a little in wonderment. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. " Pardon me a short preface – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  3. The first thing she said was, without any preface I know, now, why Lady Helmstone invited a child like Bettina to go yachting for six months rather than you." – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  4. I shall be right, shall I not, in supposing that all this is merely the preface to something else? – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  5. And, without further preface he started again. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  6. Dr. Rogers, upon Occasion of his Preface to his Eight Sermons. – A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729) by Anthony Collins
  7. That expression of opinion is not taken from any Whig, Liberal, or Radical source, but from the preface to the Book of Common Prayer. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  8. This book, with its Preface was completed in 1914-" Before the War." – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  9. In presence of the serenity of this face on which the death pangs had no longer left any trace, no one would have believed in the prolonged sufferings that had served as a preface to death. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  10. As he said of his books in a preface to a new edition, " Very little real 'work' has gone into them." – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  11. Mistress Inchbare had her own private motive for entering the room, and came to it without further preface – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  12. In the preface to that work he used the word Australia as " comprehending the discoveries at a distance from America to the eastward." – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  13. Pope at once recognised that the play was not Shakespeare's, and added a contemptuous reference to it in the second edition of his Preface – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  14. Two variations are found in the Preface to the Book of Concord, one an omission, the other an addition. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  15. For the character of these figures of ratios see the Preface – The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896 by William Arthur Shaw
  16. Virginia felt, with a thickly beating heart, that the long preface was finished, the first chapter of the book about to begin. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  17. In the preface he observes: " This work, however imperfect, must be useful, as giving the first general outline of the Province, and interesting to every person who possesses a feeling for his own fireside." – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher
  18. After this affectionate preface she proceeded to intimate her desire that the Earl should take the matter as nearly as possible into his own hands. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. It is not necessary to dwell in this preface on the other forms of progress which primeval history owes to Morgan. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  20. Of course I shall speak of your translation in my preface as it deserves to be spoken of. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright