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Sample sentences for the GRE study word preamble

preamble can be used as a verb
preamble can be used as a noun

1.The Friar laugh'd when he had heard all this "Now, Dame," quoth he, "so have I joy and bliss, This is a long preamble of a tale." And when the Sompnour heard the Friar gale. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
2.And so, whether our conclusion be true or false, let us assume all this, and proceed at once from the prelude or preamble to the chief strain A play upon the Greek word, which means both 'law' and 'strain.', and describe that in like manner. - from The Republic by Plato
3.Danglars, who had listened to all this preamble with imperturbable coolness, but without understanding a word, since like every man burdened with thoughts of the past, he was occupied with seeking the thread of his own ideas in those of the speaker. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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