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An anonymous user added that definition (17 May 2006):

2. to come, go, be, or happen before somebody or something else in time

position, or importance

It seems to be a verb definition, but I've never heard of this definition for preamble before. --EncycloPetey 23:33, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Possible missing sense[edit]

This isn't covered (unless it's a deliberate misuse, painting the speaker as subliterate). Equinox 00:29, 21 January 2017 (UTC)