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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or serving as an introduction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to introduce; introductory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to introduce; introductory: sometimes followed by of.
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Mon dernier message sur le forum a été tronqué pour ne laisser que la phrase introductive “je vous remercie encore de votre intérêt”.
And for the assertion laid down, I desire that those who despise and reproach it would attempt an answer unto the ensuing arguments whereby it is confirmed, with those others which shall be insisted on in our description of the nature of the work of regeneration itself, and that upon such grounds and principles as are not destructive of Christian religion nor introductive of atheism, before they are too confident of their success.
A principle that in its nature and tendency is introductive of all anarchy and confusion, and with the greatest propriety deserves the encomium of the _anti-government scheme_.
Act, in a commercial view, they think introductive of monopolies, and tending to bring on them the extensive evils thence arising.
Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. (With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party)
The truths of Christ crucified are the Christian's philosophy, and a good life is the Christian's logic; that great instrumental introductive art that must guide the mind into the former.
"Pressure point" is an introductive instrumental written for Andy's guitar.
This hath a further end, and truly it is but introductive to a further end; that so a soul may be made partaker of the gift of holiness within, and have that image of
The one darkness is introductive of the other; nay, they cannot be long without one another.
Now, this were not so grievous, if it were not a step to the death to come, and a degree of it introductive to it.
An introductive overview of session management functionality and the Qt API for it is available from