That event was so important it requires some preliminary explanation.
All the other preliminary examinations were conducted in the same manner.
Both these methods, differing from that now employed, are interesting as preliminary steps towards the method of fluxions and the differential calculus.
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.
Perhaps it is even indispensable as a preliminary statement.
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.
The preliminary, or classical examination, is usually that of university matriculation, or its equivalent.
Descartes's preliminary statement of the argument in somewhat popular form brings it very near the lines of the cosmological proof.
The preliminary preparation for research of any value becomes yearly more exacting.