I quote Immanuel Kant in my preface, defining enlightenment as mankind coming out of its self-imposed immaturity.
"I wanna dedicate this book to my cock," declared Mark Wahlberg in the preface to his 1992 autobiography, Marky Mark.
I mean, he says in his preface 'I've done this, this and this.'
I'm not asking the question in preface to a lecture on the decline of American cooking.
According to the preface of All In, she introduced herself after that lecture and told him about her academic research.
And Camons, as observed in the preface, has twice asserted that his machinery is allegorical.
Contenting himself with this preface, Roderick began to read.
In your preface you say, "What would it avail me in this gloom of solitude?"
His wife had been very ill when he wrote the preface; soon afterwards she was dead.
One thing more about Rice Corner, and then, honor bright, I'll finish the preface and go on with the story.
late 14c., from Old French preface "opening part of sung devotions" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prefatia, from Latin praefationem (nominative praefatio) "fore-speaking, introduction," in Medieval Latin "prologue," noun of action from past participle stem of praefari "to say beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
1610s, from preface (n.). Related: Prefaced; prefacing.