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preambles

noun
plural of preamble

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1 a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event
  • the round of hors d'oeuvres was merely the preamble to an evening of lavish feasting

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2 a short section (as of a book) that leads to or explains the main part
  • an insightful analysis of the preamble to the Constitution of the United States

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“Preambles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preambles. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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