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 book features a prologue written by former Marlins’ manager and ambassador and Hall of Famer Tony Perez in tribute to Ramirez.
If past is prologue, the price change won’t inspire many people to cancel their Prime accounts.
If his upcoming album is great, the dalliance with Trump will be prologue.
But all are just prologues in a line of work that really is more about the journey than the destination, and that’s really what matters to remember.
Most shows would end the introductory prologue there, with all the hope left in its protagonist’s voice.
Oh, and some scraps of story too, as seen in the prologue video below.
If the past is prologue, general manager Ozzie Newsome is more likely to go with a top-flight offensive lineman, especially now that the team has bolstered its receiving corps through free agency.
Of course, the prologue to City’s title had dragged on for most of the season.
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Did You Know?
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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