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The Age of Innocence
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initiate
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The Age of Innocence
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  • The guests had been selected with a boldness and discrimination in which the initiated recognised the firm hand of Catherine the Great.
  • And he contemplated her absorbed young face with a thrill of possessorship in which pride in his own masculine initiation was mingled with a tender reverence for her abysmal purity.
  • It was annoying that the box which was thus attracting the undivided attention of masculine New York should be that in which his betrothed was seated between her mother and aunt; and for a moment he could not identify the lady in the Empire dress, nor imagine why her presence created such excitement among the initiated.
  • This procedure was called "protecting a woman’s honour"; and the best fiction, combined with the after-dinner talk of his elders, had long since initiated him into every detail of its code.

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

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