from The Century Dictionary.
- Prefatory; introductory.
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- adjective Prefatory.
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- adjective serving as an introduction or preface
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As a celebrated milestone in the development of British Romanticism, Wordsworth's prefatorial success lay in his proposal of a new artistic mechanism.
Up to 1940, when his writings held many gifts of my help, he found satisfaction in prefatorial thanks-paying.
Taking His Measure Wain, John 1987
"Worn out by what was really never life to him," is a prefatorial phrase I recall.
The man who would coolly appropriate some discoveries of others under cloak of a mere prefatorial reference was perhaps an expounder rather than an innovator, and had, it is shrewdly suspected, not much of his own to offer.
Thirdly, and lastly, in this prefatorial say, there is to be considered that inevitable defeator of all printed secrets -- impatience.
The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper Martin Farquhar Tupper 1849