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
The prologue, Nakuru Kuru: Awakening, is a virtual reality experience that launches Friday in honor of Earth Day this weekend.
While the past is at best prologue, compared with presidents of yore, Trump hardly stands out as remarkable in his willingness to engage in personal and public feuds with large corporations that piss him off.
Those lyrics served as a suitable prologue for the often riveting performance that followed.
Its five tribes have seen little contact with the outside world (be sure to arrive on time to the film for the prologue that explains the country’s history).
There’s a cloud of residual guilt hanging over Regan, tied to the prologue.
Based on a script written by Joel and Ethan Coen in the 1980s, the film opens with a cheery prologue promoting the charms of Suburbicon, which include a church and a mall.
The prologue really won't provide much insight for a preview to the divisional round.
But if the past is prologue, Beltway Democrats are going to get the wrong message from whatever happens on Tuesday.
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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
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Definition of prologue for English Language Learners
: an introduction to a book, play, etc.
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