But who would lend to a government that prefaced
its overtures for borrowing by an act which demonstrated that no reliance could be placed on the steadiness of its measures for paying?
Even the magnificent outburst at the beginning of this book, in which the unhappy woman compares her heart to a dying moon, is prefaced
by vague complaint:
Her cousin prefaced
his speech with a solemn bow and though she could not hear a word of it, she felt as if hearing it all, and saw in the motion of his lips the words "apology," "Hunsford," and "Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability with which he prefaced
it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby.
Austin Dobson's Selections from Steele (Clarendon Press) prefaced
by his careful "Life.
The spears were commencing to find his body in the first torturing pricks that prefaced
the more serious thrusts.
It was prefaced
by an adventure which came near terminating abruptly the sufferings of two of them--terminating them in the grim and horrible manner of the jungle, forever.
Joan had her own ointments along, and she prefaced
their application by fomenting his swollen features with hot cloths.
It was not long until I prefaced
the beginning of the thousand words with a drink.
her remark with a slight cough, as she had been all too apt to do of late, for the remnants of the cold she had caught the night we were lost in the storm still clung to her.
It is scarcely the province of an author to refute the arguments of his censors and vindicate his own productions; but I may be allowed to make here a few observations with which I would have prefaced
the first edition, had I foreseen the necessity of such precautions against the misapprehensions of those who would read it with a prejudiced mind or be content to judge it by a hasty glance.
A feeling such as his was prefaced
by talk of the rivalry of some Petersburg officer, of the suppositions and the counsels of Stepan Arkadyevitch.