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54 collocations for « prefaces »

54 collocations for « prefaces »

  • Of course there are always some narrow-minded individuals to find fault, some "maiden" aunts "with spinster written on their brows," who will put up their gold-rimmed glasses with that peculiar sniff that invariably prefaces some extra sweet remarks, such as, "Dear me, how wicked!
  • He seemed to be reflecting, and when he spoke again he prefaced his words with a shake of the head.
  • Movements may be executed at the trail by prefacing the preparatory command with the words AT TRAIL; as, 1.
  • There had been rumours to the effect that as each individual judge might preface his decision by a declaration of the reasons which prompted it, the final judgment might after all be postponed until Monday.
  • And that night she asked him, prefacing her question with the offering of an almost perfect lamb-chop.
  • They don't need to explain who they are, they haven't got to preface their statements of opinion by fragments of autobiography, to show their right to speak.
  • "I don't mean you've got my reasons for feeling sore; but I do mean you've got reason enough of your own" "On what grounds do you say that?" Another deliberate pause prefaced the reply: "You said a while ago I knew something.
  • And so, having the honour to be the juvenile biographer of Mr. Clive Newcome, I deem it wise to preface the story of his life with a brief account of events and persons antecedent to his birth.
  • Further" A quiet knock at the door just then prefaced the entrance of Mrs. Marlow, who gave her employer an inquiring glance.
  • If he has a matter to refuse, he usually begins by fortifying himself with a little ruggedness of manner, by way of prefacing a denial he might otherwise not have resolution to persevere in.
  • A late humorous old minister, near Peebles, who had strong feelings on the subject of matrimonial happiness, thus prefaced the ceremony by an address to the parties who came to him:"My friends, marriage is a blessing to a few, a curse to many, and a great uncertainty to all.
  • Entertaining this view, we intend to preface the chapters of this work with a simple scientific résumé of all those causes and circumstances which relate to the food we have to prepare, and the theory and chemistry of the various culinary operations.
  • Rickman prefaced his comments by noting complicating factors in any ad hocsolution, such as locations of shelters, access, measures for drug addicts, and so on.
  • Géraldy prefaced her course of lessons with the following remarks: God is Trinity.
  • Dryden is ridiculed by an imitator of Rabelais, for the recurrence of the phrase by which he usually prefaces his own defensive criticism: "If it be allowed me to speak so much in my own commendation; see Dryden's preface to his Fables, or to any other of his works that you please."
  • Having thus prefaced the disclosure he had to make, he paused.
  • Dr. Francklin prefaced his edition with a Life, written by a friend in the form of a Dialogue of the Dead in the Elysian Fields between Lord Lytteltonwho had been, in his Dialogues of the Dead, an imitator of the Dialogues so called in Lucianand Lucian himself.
  • The order was succeeded by the customary hoarse summons of the boatswain, who prefaced the effort of his lungs by a long, shrill winding of his call, above the hatchways of the ship.
  • Where, then A tap at the door of the sitting-room prefaced the entry of the two medical men.
  • Mr. Moffat prefaced his examination by the following words: "May it please your Honour, I wish to ask the indulgence of the court in my examination of this witness.
  • i., 1892.TR.]] We may preface our exposition of the parts of the system by some remarks on Hegel's standpoint in general and his scientific method.
  • He prefaces the fact that Sir Joshua gave a hundred guineas to Gainsborough, who asked sixty, for his "Girl and Pigs," thus"Reynolds was commonly humane and tolerant; he could indeed afford, both in fame and purse, to commend and aid the timid and needy.
  • She prefaced half a hint of this With, "God forbid it should be true!
  • Mr. Smith, in the "Preliminary Remarks" prefacing the illustrations, gives us an idea of the prevailing taste, which it is instructive to peruse, looking back now some three-quarters of a century: [Illustration: "Library Fauteuil."
  • The words of the immortal poet, with which, in deference to an ancient usage in the literature of the language, we have prefaced the incidents to be related in this chapter, are in perfect conformity with that governing maxim of a vessel, which is commonly found embodied in its standing orders, and which prescribes the necessity of exertion and activity in the least of its operations.
  • The company rose on his entrance; the men bowed and the women curtsied, and all remained standing while he addressed to each with punctilious decorum those inquiries in regard to health and well-being which preface a social interview.
  • We all have to pass through that painful era of self-consciousness which prefaces manhood, that time when we feel so deeply, and are so utterly unable to express to others, or even to define clearly to ourselves, what it is we do feel.
  • The odd thing is that my friend should think it necessary to preface his meeting with courteous formulas, which I suppose are really merely liturgical, like the Dominus vobiscum, relating to what a polite Frenchman the other day called votre présence et votre précieux concours.
  • The development of the intrigue by dialogue and action was left to the native wit of the several players,' writes J.A. Symonds in his excellent and most scholarly introduction prefacing Carlo Gozzi's Memoirs.
  • But in addition she prefaced the account with a highly colored narrative of the amours of Masonia and Riverius.
  • I may, perhaps, preface my observations with the paradoxical remark that the first great celebrity I ever saw I just missed seeing.
  • In a note prefacing the three poems which he was sending, this correspondent stated that "The First Leaf of Spring" had been printed before, but very obscurely.
  • She prefaces the post with an excerpt from the Ethical Skeptic’s about page, and to be honest it’s amazing Curry could see anything on the site through all the giant red flags indicating that this is a less-than-reputable source.
  • He prefaced his prayer by saying that he never saw Edward but once, when he preached at Williamstown at a communion and saw him sitting beside me and partaking with me.
  • We inclined to attend the evening devotion at Fitz's, but prefaced our request with the hope that they would not be offended if we did not take part in their observances.
  • Such a morning was indeed what Richter calls a "still-creation-day," that still silence of the heart that prefaces new revelation, as the brooding of the dove on the waters the creation of a world.
  • General Booth prefaces his scheme for the deliverance of the submerged by laying down briefly the essentials to success.
  • The private chaplain of a great Whig duke, within the recollection of people whom I have known, used to preface his sermon with a prayer for the nobility, and "especially for the noble duke to whom I am indebted for my scarf"the badge of chaplaincyaccompanying the words by a profound bow toward his Grace's pew.
  • We can but indicate, in a very brief way, some of the more salient divergences between them, and we must preface the specification by acknowledging again the high integrity of both.
  • "The American toys justify the rule we have found good elsewhere, that their character both reveals and prefaces the national tendencies.
  • Signor Guasti prefaces the text he has so carefully prepared, with a discourse upon the poetry of Michael Angelo and a description of the manuscripts.
  • He tried in various ways, by prefacing a translation of "Plutarch's Lives," by publishing a miscellany of versions from Greek and Latin authors, and by writing prologues to plays and prefaces to books, to supply his exhausted exchequer.
  • Napolitano’s half-hearted condolences prefaced a warning for graduate students, which referenced the potential consequence of termination.
  • " These words need to be supplemented by the verses with which he prefaced the "Wonderland": All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are plied, While little hands make vain pretence
  • One pleasant story at least is related of him, that on being beset by some begging friars who prefaced their mendicancy with the words, "God give you peace," he answered, "God take away your alms"; and, on their protesting, reminded them that such peace was the last thing he required, since should their pious wish come true he would die of hunger.
  • Richard was glad to see Melinda, and Melinda was glad to see Richardso glad that she gave him a hearty kiss, prefacing the act with the remark, "I can kiss you, now you are a married man."
  • It is not so generally known, however, that, finding this sister of the Vicomte de Montbrison a girl of obdurate virtue, my brother had prefaced the action by marriage."
  • The Germans prefaced their advance by a terrific cannonade.
  • We therefore think, in spite of all the apologies with which he has prefaced his advice, that a more judicious topic might easily have been selected.
  • I want to preface my answer just by saying, people focus on the shootings.
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