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
Recent Examples of prologue from the Web
Whatever happens between now and then is merely prologue.
In the prologue, his brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) slips out of his life, leaving only a puddle of blood in the street.
And if past is prologue, sometime later tonight or tomorrow morning, Trump will do just that.
Appearing only in a cameo performance in the prologue, Robert Jahncke's presence lingers over the entire proceeding.
If past is prologue (see the vote for SD 40 and HD 116), the House and Senate special elections will likely take place on the same day.
If past is prologue, the U.S. credit bureau business doesn't have to fret much about a regulatory invasion, despite the Equifax uproar.
For those who believe that past is prologue, the danger persists.
In narrative terms, though, the Wild Card has become the perfect prologue.
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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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