Definitions of Preliminaries

  1. All introductory arrangements.

Usage examples for Preliminaries

  1. At any moment the preliminaries of peace might now be signed. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. On the 20th of January, 1783, the preliminaries of peace were signed between England, on the one hand, and France and Spain, on the other. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  3. Wait me here for only a few moments; I shall return as soon as I have arranged the preliminaries of your introduction. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  4. These preliminaries adjusted, the regent's bugle brought Ker and Sir John Graham to his side. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  5. And it was a relief to me when he came with few preliminaries to the inevitable point. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  6. All these preliminaries were watched with bated breath by the officers of the old Philadelphia from behind their prison bars. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  7. Were the preliminaries of Death for Heresy so simple as all that? – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. Such preliminaries to a wedding she had never expected to witness, and she witnessed them with awakened foreboding. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  9. And they usually plunged in without preliminaries. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  10. These are no more than the ordinary preliminaries of slumber. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  11. After the capture of Kehl, in January, 1797, he assumed the command of the army of Italy, where he in vain employed all his efforts to put a stop to the victorious progress of Bonaparte, with whom, at last, he signed the preliminaries of peace at Leoben. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  12. In the first conversation which Bonaparte had with me, I thought I could perceive that he was not very well satisfied with the preliminaries. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  13. The preliminaries completed, a few days later, the public hearings begin. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  14. Le Gaire provoked the fight, and was rather nasty about it in my judgment, but all we are anxious about now is to get the preliminaries over with as soon as possible. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  15. " It seems all preliminaries," murmured Sylvia. – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  16. The latter, avoiding all preliminaries, demanded of the Greek that he should promise not to use the names of his friends publicly in such a manner again. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  17. Better start the ball rolling without any preliminaries, Telzey decided. – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  18. No, we've covered all the preliminaries. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds