Usage examples for preliminary

  1. If any one likes to hand you a cheque for that amount without preliminary investigation, take it by all means. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  2. What we have now to do, as a preliminary to considering the problem of poverty and industrial reform, is to analyze the economic laws in accordance with which American industry has developed. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  3. We rang the bell, and the woman answered; she recognised us, and, without any preliminary greetings, by an association of ideas, exclaimed at once, " Il cane e morto." – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  4. The battle so far had been a preliminary engagement. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  5. He took Arnold's arm, as a preliminary to putting an end to Arnold's suspense. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  6. Except for this difference in the preliminary treatment of the juice, the methods are the same in making the red or the light- colored product. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  7. I had intended it merely as a preliminary to what I might describe as the real business of the evening. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. Under which of the three great purposes of government mentioned in the preliminary chapter does the making of roads come? – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  9. This was only the preliminary movement across the enemy's front. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  10. This I will illustrate by example; but, before doing so, a few preliminary remarks may be necessary. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. No further preliminary explanation is needed, I think. – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  12. To try to take some preliminary security from the sinner's future morality before you make the gospel available for him, is not only to strike at the root of assurance, it is to pay a very poor tribute to the power of the gospel. – God's Plan with Men by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
  13. Preliminary Plans of Exposition. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  14. I have turned matters over in my own mind, and will tell you what I think should be done, so far as the preliminary step goes, though I do not interfere myself. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  15. Several preliminary meetings are held by the representatives of both parties to decide the time, and the place of the match. – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes