foreword foreword  /ˈfɔr ˌwɜrd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. France's Cardinal Gerlier wrote a foreword to a book by Founder Schutz explaining Taiz's Rule, a book that was brought out by a Catholic publishing house.
  2. As he acknowledges in his foreword, Charlie Murphy was his collaborator most of the time, prodding, suggesting, editing and cajoling, in Paris and at Cap d'Antibes.
  3. He could also praise the anti-Communism of the John Birch Society and write a glowing foreword to a book by the director of the Moral Re-Armament movement.

News

  1. Keeping Europe’s Workers Safe, Now and In the Future

    EU-OSHA’s 2012 annual report, “Keeping Europe’s Workers Safe, Now and In the Future,” highlights some of the challenges and progress the agency experienced in the last year. The economy and its impact on occupational safety and health loom large in the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s (EU-OSHA) 2012 annual report. In the report’s foreword, EU-OSHA Director Dr. Christa Sedlatschek ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: EHS Today

  2. Hell Bibles: Mandatory reading for real metalheads and posers alike

    Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal By Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman It Books 718 pp., $32.50 The book with the “definitive” oral history of heavy metal is heavy . Heavy on research (the product of 400 interviews), heavy in pages, and heavy on guests (it has a foreword by Anthrax’s Scott Ian and a chapter by Judas Priest’s Rob Halford), and heavy on a particular aspect ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current

Quotes

  1. "In the foreword in his book Chakravarty Thirumagan (Son of an Emperor), Rajaji has said that Ramayana was an epic and not history. He described Rama as a human prince who did good work for the society," Karunanidhi said while asking one and all...
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: M Karunanidhi Source: Times of India

  2. "I try to stay focused and I've done what they ask me to do," said Brown. "If Phil wants we to play defense I will, if Phil wants me to score I will. I'm just looking foreword to playing in the playoffs."
    on Mar 26, 2006 By: Kwame Brown Source: WTOV9.com

  3. "I've got three projects right now," Emma said. "I'ma Luddite, and I write longhand with an old fountain pen. I've been hired to write a new screenplay for My Fair Lady, based on the foreword and afterword of Shaw's Pygmalion-different from...
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Emma Thompson Source: Parade Magazine

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cursory cursory
/ˈkɜr sə ri /