Adjective "prologue" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A separate introductory section of a literary, dramatic, or musical work.
  1. 'She brings up many a valid point throughout the prologue but Chaucer voids her opinion because of her social class and looks when in truth she is actually wise.'
  2. 'In this prologue, Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this imaginary journey and who will tell the tales.'
  3. 'The prologue introduces this theme by describing the cycle of the seasons ‘north of everything’ where fall turns to winter and then spring.'
  4. 'As you can see, it goes straight to the point without any prologues or any kind of introduction.'
  5. 'The book contains 11 chapters, plus a prologue and epilogue, and an extensive suggested reading list.'
  6. 'He was a friend of Dryden, for several of whose plays he wrote prologues and epilogues.'
  7. 'This novel consists of three primary sections that are framed by a prologue and an epilogue.'
  8. 'The brief prologue to Love is a Treasure shows a veterinarian caring for a badly injured guinea pig.'
  9. 'As the poet tells us in the prologue and again in the epilogue, the superior value of saints' lives in comparison to secular literature resides in the better advantages of the former.'
  10. 'The tone is that of rancorous comedy, and there is skill in the writing, but the play, unlike the movie, is weighed down with a confusing prologue and a clumsy epilogue.'
An event or act that leads to another.
  1. 'A few more weeks of reports like this and the 6% growth rate in the second half of 2003 will look less like a fluke and more like a prologue to the first half of 2004.'
  2. 'Still, two senior WPP execs see her likely exit as a prologue to her leaving altogether.'
  3. 'The progression had been gradual, a series of tiny, inconsequential steps, a typical prologue to a cataclismic event.'
  4. 'However, it was the prologue to the England game which was most instructive about the rottenness of the state.'
  5. 'There had been a prologue to this confrontation.'
  6. 'This has been the common prologue to the academic career of many engineering hopefuls.'
  7. 'With cold indifference, Mark knew it was only a prologue to what was to come later.'
  8. 'Saturday's Prologue is structured for the family, with free admission.'
  9. 'It shouldn't come as a surprise that he can climb, as a former mountainbiker, but this guy also had an excellent prologue and an average time-trial at Romandie.'
  10. 'He was also exceedingly unlucky not to pick up the leader's yellow jersey on the prologue, only missing out when his chain slipped in the latter stages.'
  11. 'At Saturday's prologue, Parisians took their time to line the route.'
  12. 'It might be good to know that Muravyev is a time-trial specialist and a longshot for the prologue.'
  13. 'There are two rest days, three individual time trials including the prologue, and one team time trial.'
  14. 'Millar stunned his fellow professionals by winning the Tour prologue on his debut in 2000 and retaining the race lead for three days.'
  15. 'Armstrong won the prologue and holds the leader's Yellow jersey.'
  16. 'Last season he won the opening prologue, donning the yellow jersey as a result.'
  17. 'He has worn the yellow jersey of the Tour leader before after winning the prologue at the centenary year of the race in Paris.'

More definitions

1. a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel.

2. an introductory speech, often in verse, calling attention to the theme of a play.

3. the actor or actress who delivers this.

4. an introductory scene, preceding the first act of a play, opera, etc.

5. any introductory proceeding, event, etc.: Appetizing delicacies were the prologue to a long dinner. verb (used with object), prologued, prologuing.

6. to introduce with or as if with a prologu

More examples(as adjective)

"winners can be prologue."

"trials can be prologue."

"seasons can be prologue."

"wrists can be prologue."

"lasts can be prologue."

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Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek prologos, from pro- ‘before’ + logos ‘saying’.