Hinmrnity will have lost its initiative and become a subject race.
Beyond this island"-his gesture indicated, and rejected, the rest of the globe-"I fear that the human race has lost its initiative.
He was one of the islanders who was determined to make the most of this visit, if only to show the Overlords that men still had plenty of initiative and were not yet, as he put it, "fully domesticated".
There are no more uses of "initiative" in the book.
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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.