fore·​word | \ ˈfȯr-(ˌ)wərd How to pronounce foreword (audio) \

Definition of foreword

: prefatory comments (as for a book) especially when written by someone other than the author

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the editor makes some good points in the foreword about the author's life, so be sure to read it
Recent Examples on the Web Phoenix also penned the foreword for the 30th anniversary paperback edition, out May 5. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Apr. 2022 Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for Mr. Trump, did not dispute that an aide had discussed the possibility of Mr. Trump writing a foreword for Ms. Craighead’s book and perhaps taking a cut of her advance. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 In another foreword, Cindy Pawlcyn, a chef who considered Ms. Schmitt a friend and role model, recalled her willingness to answer questions. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 Thanks to a foreword by drinks historian David Wondrich, there’s also a glimpse into the history of the Irish pub in America and the way that Irish immigrants have shaped how America drinks. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 In the foreword of All Things Aside, Margaret Cho praises Shlesinger's take on the world. Cai Cramer,, 24 Mar. 2022 In his foreword, Graeber’s co-author, David Wengrow, an archaeologist at University College London, mentions that the two had planned no fewer than three sequels. William Deresiewicz, The Atlantic, 18 Oct. 2021 Its opinion was endorsed by the National Academy of Sciences and published as a 965-page mass market paperback with a foreword by the science editor of The New York Times. Chantel Tattoli, Wired, 18 Feb. 2022 Tennis great Billie Jean King, a lifelong advocate of equal opportunity for women and a mentor to Coyne Schofield, wrote the foreword. Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of foreword

1842, in the meaning defined above

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