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initiative
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  • ’The remaining quarter of the bedsheet I’ve set aside for myself as a reward for my enterprise, work and initiative.
  • There was no officer who had captured the city, so they gave the medal to General Peckem instead, because General Peckem was the only officer with sufficient initiative to ask for it.
  • What displeased Corporal Whitcomb most about the chaplain, apart from the fact that the chaplain believed in God, was his lack of initiative and aggressiveness.
  • He says you’ve got no initiative either.
  • The chaplain shook his head, feeling despicably remiss because he did not know how to delegate responsibility and had no initiative, and because he really had been tempted to disagree with the colonel.
  • The bulb in the tent had blown out several days before, and neither of the two men had been able to muster the initiative to replace it.

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  • She is smart, dedicated and has initiative. I expect to see her promoted soon.
  • He did it on his own initiative. His boss didn’t even know about it.

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