Examples of prologue in a Sentence
the prologue to his autobiography
unfortunately, the burglary, which he committed while still a teen, was but a prologue to a wasted life of crime
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And while Grease was a smooth and cheery ride, Christmas (★ ½ out of four) never quite took off, from an odd pop-music prologue to its sentimental conclusion.
The first symphony would have been what preceded the long prologue to the opera, the text of which appears in the libretto but the music for which has been lost.
And if past is prologue, Democrats feel absolutely no pressure -- politically or otherwise -- to sign onto any Trump agenda item.
The Evil Within 2 drops during its prologue cutscene, this sequel almost immediately develops into a more memorable stab at refining the Resident Evil 4 formula than its predecessor did.
If past were prologue, not much might come of this latest gathering.
After that prologue, the stress falls on Graham, Bradlee, and their newspaper, and The Post plays like a prequel to All the President’s Men.
The Pennsylvania Ballet premiere Thursday night at the Academy of Music ran nearly three hours, with a prologue, three acts, two intermissions, and a long pause between the second and third acts.
The movie ditches that in favor of a different, fictional prologue, inspired (if that’s the right word) by the 2015 terrorist attack in Tunisia that left 38 beachgoers dead.
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In ancient Greek drama, the prologos (a word that means basically "speaking before") was the opening portion of the play, before the entry of the all-important chorus. It might be spoken by a single actor, maybe playing a god, who would "set the scene" for the audience. Playwrights today instead often provide the same kind of "scene-setting" information through dialogue near the play's beginning; in movies, it may appear (as in the "Star Wars" series) in the form of actual written text. In a nonfiction book, the lead-in is now usually called a preface or introduction; novels rarely provide any introduction at all. Still, prologue remains a useful word for nonliterary purposes. The saying "The past is prologue" tells us that, in real life, almost everything can be a prologue to what follows it.
Origin and Etymology of prologue
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscurtain-raiser, overture, preamble, preliminary, prelude (also prolog), warm-up
Antonymsepilogue (also epilog)
Related Wordscountdown, run-up [chiefly British]; lead-in; kickoff, start
Near Antonymsenvoi (or envoy), postscript; aftermath; cessation, close, closing, conclusion, end, finale, finish, stop, termination
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