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pre fuhs

  • n  a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
  • v  furnish with a preface or introduction
    He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

  • The book's preface is direct ("Hello"), its dedication straightforward ("To me.
  • He did not even keep a diary--"To do so would have inhibited my work," he comments drily in the preface to his autobiography.
  • Let me preface this by saying I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
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  • You Have Over-Stepped Your Boundaries, Sir
    Submitted by Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box, Perhaps you have noted in your life, as I have in mine, that denial is often the preface to justification .   “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”                           -Benjamin Franklin   A government, any government, the American government, can justify its ...
    June 11, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Nick Clegg in Daily Mail
    Responding to the Chancellor's Budget, Mr Clegg said: "The Prime Minister may have wanted a give-away Budget, what we got was a given-up Budget. This isn't the preface to a new Government but a footnote to 13 years of failure. We need real change....
  • Tori Spelling in Hollywood Life (blog)
    John Edward, the world-renowned psychic, it was with him,the 37-year-old reality star told Out magazine of an excerpt in her new book, "Unchartered TerriTORI", adding, "I always have to preface it with that because it was with him. If it...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Before It's News
    I'm not speaking for the administration, so I'll preface that with a very clear caveat,she said.

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