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  • v. Present participle of preface.


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  • In the old days the BBC used to delight in prefacing anything to do with South Africa with the adjective ‘racist’ – the ‘racist government of South Africa’, for example.

    The Racist BBC

  • And he said in prefacing that remark, "I speak as a man that has administered a great empire."

    The Work of the Universities of the Empire

  • A term prefacing a statement that will contradict an earlier view, as in: Weak vessels can’t handle dead kids.

    Why God...and Miss Snark...invented the CoM

  • Again prefacing Georgia’s call: “One size doesn’t fit all!”

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  • Paris who were the first to conceive the idea of prefacing the French

    Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men

  • McCartney offered several interesting insights, such as prefacing the

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  • I shall praise the electors of Paris who were the first to conceive the idea of prefacing the French Constitution with a declaration of the Rights of Man.”

    Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men

  • But before we get to his list, I have to address the fact I don't understand the mentality of prefacing a top-ten list of the "best conservatives" by throwing the President and the First Lady under the bus, especially when you do it by judging physical appearance and not with political factoids.

    John Hawkins -" Living Proof the Right is Wrong

  • A good friend of mine, Alex, has a delightful way of prefacing some kinds of feedback that is aimed toward improvement.

    Russell Bishop: Are You Criticizing, Evaluating Or Judging?

  • It complements Juliet Nicolson's earlier account, in "The Perfect Summer," of the golden period prefacing the outbreak of hostilities, an interlude of prosperity that only served to throw the horror of the conflict and the social disintegration that followed into sharper relief.

    When the Killing Stopped


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