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  • You will perhaps also see in your further initiation a like method of enlightenment.
  • "If you are resolved, I must begin your initiation," said the Rhetor coming closer to Pierre.
  • And so toward the end of the year he went abroad to be initiated into the higher secrets of the order.
  • Our Freemasons knew from correspondence with those abroad that Bezukhov had obtained the confidence of many highly placed persons, had been initiated into many mysteries, had been raised to a higher grade, and was bringing back with him much that might conduce to the advantage of the Masonic cause in Russia.
  • From the irritation of the older men, the curiosity of the uninitiated, the reserve of the initiated, the hurry and preoccupation of everyone, and the innumerable committees and commissions of whose existence he learned every day, he felt that now, in 1809, here in Petersburg a vast civil conflict was in preparation, the commander in chief of which was a mysterious person he did not know, but who was supposed to be a man of genius—Speranski.
  • (He referred to the Masonic gloves given to a newly initiated Brother to present to the woman he loved.
  • NAPOLEON MOSCOW, OCTOBER 30, 1812 Kutuzov replied: "I should be cursed by posterity were I looked on as the initiator of a settlement of any sort.

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  • He initiated a new program
  • The men of the tribe are initiated when they reach puberty.

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