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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An introduction to a poem, play or story. Also: Any action that serves as an introduction to another, more important happening.

Usage examples (39)
  • Reading the prologue of a novel will generally give the reader important background information.
  • If your prologue is the length of a chapter, step back and ask yourself why.
  • This little bit commonly called the prologue is a gem of simplicity and compactness.
  • If the prologue is a better hook, then you need to add it to the beginning right now. for more
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