he could tell that what she said was by way of a preamble
I am sure the member was going to raise a point of order about the preamble .
Such a preamble to your kind of news is a strong statement that you are not up for any ‘discussion.’
The mild tremors that shook Chennai residents from their Sunday morning slumber was just a preamble to the tragedy that lay in store.
I gave him the bad news without preamble
OK, I'll come out with it straight away, no preamble , no pithy introduction, no amusing anecdote of how the waiter looked like Woody Allen.
The Borrower undertakes with the Lender to use each Advance for the purposes stated in the preamble to this Agreement.
Without preamble , the soldiers drew up and shot them.
It is clear that the provisions of the preamble and of Article 1 of the charter which are claimed to be in conflict with the alien land law are not self-executing.
The peculiarities of the motor vehicle market are noted in the preamble to the Regulation.