Usage examples for prologue

  1. In his speech the prologue tells us that the author of the play is fond of the ancient custom of such an introduction, but not of the old purpose. – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel
  2. Hearts thumped and watches ticked off the time, until suddenly the heavens were racked by the prologue of the guns. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  3. Facing this problem, present- day dramatists, avoiding chorus, soliloquy, and lengthy description, have chosen to put such needed material into a division which, because it is preliminary, they have at will distinguished from the other acts as the Induction or more frequently the Prologue. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker