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sneak preview

An advance showing of something, as in It was supposed to be bad luck but she gave the bridegroom a sneak preview of her wedding gown . This expression originated in the 1930s for a single public showing of a motion picture before its general release, and in succeeding decades was transferred to other undertakings.
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Richard Mullen took his season's tally to 27 with a double on Sneak Preview and Lady Carollina
SAN FRANCISCO -- Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of multi-platform database tools and developer software, today announced the second of three Embarcadero[R] RAD Studio XE sneak previews leading up to the launch of the new application development suite in early September.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of multi-platform database tools and developer software, today announced the first of three Embarcadero[R] RAD Studio XE sneak previews leading up to the launch of the new application development suite in early September.
DALLAS -- REDACTED, Brian De Palma's film about the Iraqi war experience has garnered praise from movie critics around the world, and now HDNet Movies viewers can catch this film at home, prior to its theatrical release, as part of HDNet Movies Sneak Preview.
Britney Spears has given a sneak preview of her cameo on hit US series Glee.
We want to give the opportunity to everyone who bought a (2001) season pass to get a sneak preview,'' said Amy Means, a spokeswoman for the theme park.
CellFactor: Revolution and Warmonger Available for Sneak Preview at AGEIA Meeting Rooms and Selected Partner Stations
3 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) Goliath has plenty to attract right- side-up thrill seekers, who got a sneak preview Wednesday.
To Help Make This Holiday Season Safe a Sneak Preview is Available This Week on www.
Before getting a sneak preview of Brutal Planet - a techno-horror maze designed by Alice Cooper that debuted last week - Door of Hope members Crystal Salinas, 13, and Tiffany Martinez, 15, had their photos taken with actors from such films as ``Practical Magic,'' ``The Sixth Sense,'' ``Free Willy'' and ``The Little Rascals,'' and collected several autographed pictures by day's end.
Exclusive Sneak Preview of U2's Upcoming CD/DVD "U218 SinglesCoLimited Edition" Viewable Only On Amazon.
Attendees will also see a sneak preview of V20, our next software release, introducing a new CAD/FEA modeling environment and featuring many other improvements for increased analysis capability, flexibility and ease of use.
Beginning Friday, September 15, exclusive sneak preview streams of the 20th Century Fox TV Emmy Award-winning hit comedy "My Name Is Earl" will run on Amazon.
com) learned that there was going to be a sneak preview Tuesday in 75 theaters in 26 states across the country and Canada.