All that is a prelude to explain the significance of the numbers at the top: 51 percent, 47 percent, and then 32 percent.
As is, they now look ominously instead like that monopoly's prelude and farcical first act.
But the histrionics in that caucus are simply a prelude to an ultimate cave.
We should hope this only sounds like a prelude to an intervention.
Those states, though, are only the prelude to Super Tuesday, on March 6, when Ohio, among other states, will hold its primary.
The prelude to Johann's artistic life was successfully completed.
What they do regard it as, is a menace to their independence, and a prelude to annexation.
The prelude in C major, in the first set, was originally longer than in subsequent revisions.
Hell's Half-Acre was a prelude to ten or twelve miles of geyser formation.
We found the king, and without any prelude, Mary proffered her request.
1560s, from Middle French prélude "notes sung or played to test the voice or instrument" (1530s), from Medieval Latin preludium "prelude, preliminary," from Latin praeludere "to play beforehand for practice, preface," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Purely musical sense first attested in English 1650s. Related: Prelusion.