preliminary

All Adjective Noun
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  • He was free to turn to her at last and he began without any preliminaries. Cited from The Witness For The Defense, by A.E.W. Mason
  • However, even today, only preliminary experiments along these lines have ever been performed.
  • Much of the preliminary work on the dam can still be seen today.
  • We share a common goal and have had some preliminary exchange of views.
  • Preliminary work around this project has been completed but full funding has not yet been secured.
  • We won the preliminaries in the morning, then came back to win the championship at night.
  • But these were merely parliamentary preliminaries while each side got its forces in line. Cited from Love Stories, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They are still used for small structures and for preliminary design of large structures.
  • People who mean to die do not sign a preliminary round-robin to do so. Cited from Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris, by Henry Labouchere
  • Students from wealthy families came for three years of preliminary studies and five of medical studies.
  • Henry received his preliminary education at the free school there.
  • Seed money can be used to pay for preliminary operations such as market research and product development.
  • Melbourne reached the preliminary final two years after we left, and the grand final the year after that.
  • As a preliminary, he asked both sides to state their minimum terms necessary for future security.
  • This is only a preliminary finding therefore additional research is required.
  • The officer will typically approach the driver's window and ask some preliminary questions.
  • She was short-handed that morning, so there was no time for preliminaries. Cited from For Gold or Soul?, by Lurana W. Sheldon
  • The expedition was called off when preliminary peace terms were agreed.
  • Saw failed to advance into the final, as he placed thirty-second overall in the preliminaries.
  • When his master arrived he had scarcely got through the preliminaries. Cited from Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett
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Meaning of preliminary

  • noun A minor match preceding the main event
  • noun Something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    training is a necessary preliminary to employment, drinks were the overture to dinner