After preparatory school in Illinois, Hay went to Brown University, where he amused men and charmed women.
Moreover, a preparatory nap counteracts the effects of sleep deprivation better than a nap taken after the missed sleep.
It is exhibited at the Tate along with the mass of preparatory material he used to create it.
Two preparatory drawings—by Lorenzo Monaco and Raphael—are shown next to the relevant panel painting.
When they have been peeled they are stacked, preparatory to being sold.
This preparatory work occupied the whole of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Then it crouched low, preparatory to making a leap to another rock higher up.
The preparatory Schools of Ruffianism are similarly borne with.
Robin turned himself about, preparatory to rising, then hastily shrank back into the shelter afforded by the ferns.
Mr. Babbitt waved his fists again, preparatory to another outburst.
early 15c., from Late Latin praeparatorius, from Latin praeparatus (see preparation). Earlier in same sense was preparative (late 14c.). Applied from 1822 to junior schools in which pupils are "prepared" for a higher school.