His eye became a degree less opaque: it was as though an incipient film had been removed from it, and she felt the pride of a skilful operator.
The fact that the remark was in distinctly bad taste did not make it any easier to answer, for Lily was vividly aware that it was not the moment for that drawing up of her slim figure and surprised lifting of the brows by which she usually quelled incipient signs of familiarity.
A fire shone through the polished flanks of the iron stove, and near it stood a crib in which a baby was sitting upright, with incipient anxiety struggling for expression on a countenance still placid with sleep.
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She dealt with her problem with alcohol while it was still in an incipient state.
WILLY [stopping the incipient argument, to HAPPY]: