That event was so important it requires some preliminary explanation.
All the other preliminary examinations were conducted in the same manner.
Perhaps it is even indispensable as a preliminary statement.
The preliminary preparation for research of any value becomes yearly more exacting.
The preliminary, or classical examination, is usually that of university matriculation, or its equivalent.
This shows that charges, often involving preliminary imprisonment, are brought against an excessive proportion of persons who either are not or cannot be proved to be guilty.
Several preliminary incursions had been already made, when in 1521 an opportunity presented itself for a more extended expedition.
After some preliminary manoeuvres the two armies drew up face to face on the left bank of the Roneo, the Spanish left and the French right resting on this river.
Candidates had further to be fugitives (probably slaves), and as a preliminary had to break off a bough from a specified tree.
Whilst no small amount of observational work has been done in these new branches of atmospheric electricity, the science has still not developed to a considerable extent beyond preliminary stages.