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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of prelude.

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Examples

  • Surrey "preluded", in a more exact sense than it could be said of

    Dickens-Land

  • I was desirous, but unable, to obey; these gleams were such as preluded the stroke by which he fell; the hour, perhaps, was the same -- I shuddered as if I had beheld, suspended over me, the exterminating sword.

    Wieland; or the Transformation. An American Tale.

  • I was desirous, but unable, to obey; these gleams were such as preluded the stroke by which he fell; the hour, perhaps, was the same -- I shuddered as if I had beheld, suspended over me, the exterminating sword.

    Wieland: or, the Transformation, an American Tale

  • In this novel, it is expressed in the fact that the opening scene, which takes place in an abandoned factory, is preluded by three pages of detailed description of this factory and its neighborhood -- none of which is never mentioned again.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • In this novel, it is expressed in the fact that the opening scene, which takes place in an abandoned factory, is preluded by three pages of detailed description of this factory and its neighborhood -- none of which is never mentioned again.

    Bad Translation Makes Kittens Sad

  • The author said that it preluded to something to come in the books.

    Deck the Halls with YEN PLUS!

  • If memory serves correct, that book had a strong plot that dealt with the Fountain of Youth, which was also preluded too at the end of the Pirates 3.

    Fourth Pirates movie gets official title | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • If the mother is allowed to refuse a kidney donation that would keep her child alive once the child is born, why should she be preluded from having an abortion if she wants one in order to save one of her kidneys?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Should a Parent Be Required To Donate a Kidney to a Child Who Needs a Life-Saving Transplant?”

  • He preluded as he spoke, in a manner which really excited my curiosity; and then, taking the old tune of Galashiels for his theme, he graced it with a number of wild, complicated, and beautiful variations; during which it was wonderful to observe how his sightless face was lighted up under the conscious pride and heartfelt delight in the exercise of his own very considerable powers.

    Redgauntlet

  • At that portentous word, which always preluded a long story, the Abbot broke in.

    The Monastery

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