Pardon my long preamble. It's like a chorus girl's tightsit touches everything and covers nothing.
Virginity is now a mere preamble or waiting room to be got out of as soon as possible; it is without significance. Old age is similarly a waiting room, where you go after life’s over and wait for cancer or a stroke. The years before and after the menstrual years are vestigial: the only meaningful condition left to women is that of fruitfulness.
They went to war against a preamble, they fought seven years against a declaration.Daniel Webster