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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Exercising in preparation for strenuous activity; A short introductory essay preceding the text of a book.

Usage examples (12)
  • In the same prolusion, Strada quotes the "blustering" line, afterwards censured by Dryden; but erroneously reads,
  • The "State of Innocence," as it could not be designed for the stage, seems to have been originally intended as a mere poetical prolusion; for
  • It was, after all, only the easiest part of the task that he had set before him, only a prolusion to the tragedy that he would have to play to a finish.
  • This was a possibility which had never entered the lawyer's long list of calamities, and he was at some loss to conceive what the old lady could possibly mean by so sentimental... for more
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