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He initiated a new program
  to start or begin; or (as a noun) someone being introduced to membership, position, or knowledge
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  • He initiated a new program
  • The men of the tribe are initiated when they reach puberty.
  • Then all the older members wash the initiates’ feet.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I feel like I am an initiate again, storming the stairs of the Hub right after the Choosing Ceremony.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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  • I have a lot of respect for Hector because he’s the guy who initiated me into the Latino Blood.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • On my weekly visits to Dr. Robertson, I never felt forced to talk about anything, but soon found myself initiating the conversation about my past.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • And since she and her boyfriend never saw the show before, they were technically "virgins," which meant they would have to do all these embarrassing things before the show started to get "initiated."
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The A.G. will most likely initiate an investigation.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Her friends said while we were away she’d undergone both the facial scarification ceremony and the rite of female initiation.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • The initiation was to test a guy’s courage.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven

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  • She survived initiation, the wilds, border skirmishes, whippings.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • So every purchase initiated or prompted by a recommendation you make raises your Conversion Rate.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It had been initiated by Asia, who didn’t actually live in B and was chased out.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He initiated legal proceedings to gain custody of their children and became intent on publicly disgracing his wife by exposing her infidelity and revealing her relationship with a black man.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I didn’t wish to think that it was she who had initiated this moment but there was nothing to indicate otherwise.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Initiating blood scan for letumosis-carrying pathogens.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Normally such a command from me would’ve initiated a prison lockdown situation, with all the mortals dropping to their bellies to await my further orders.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Even though my father initiated their courtship, their marriage had to be arranged by their parents, or at least seem to be.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • If I were a publisher, I would immediately initiate a series of books for kids who have to cope with the death of their mother or father.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Thackeray was a big boy—he had been fourteen when he died, following his initiation as an apprentice to a master house painter: he had been given eight copper pennies and told not to come back without a half-a-gallon of red and white striped paint for painting barber’s poles.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Some kind of initiation or something?
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • You also need an initiator, tampers and pushers, and ideally a neutron reflector to push neutrons back in the pit.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • We remain in this rhythm for several minutes, neither of us wanting to be the first to initiate the kiss.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • The board was the one group that could initiate measures strong enough to reverse the hopelessness of the Yamacraw School.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • For by now, in addition to the workers whom we wanted to initiate into the system, we had three more permanent boarders: Thea Dacosta, Meta Monsanto, and Mary Itallie.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • For the initiate ours is a cruel language, its freaky orthography and idiosyncrasies never so absurdly apparent as on the printed page, and Sophie’s skill at reading and writing always lagged behind her—to me—fetchingly erratic speech.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Maybe if I ignored him, he’d eventually give up initiating conversation.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Rite of initiation.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Did a group of people sit around and cast their votes on initiating the Hunger Games?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Eventually the boys initiated a call-and-response chant.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Is he simply working the Lover Boy angle he initiated at the interview?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Then he would show his wealth by initiating his sons into the ozo society.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • In late January, Principal Caden had initiated the idea.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • We began to meet every night to initiate them.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Did they not notice I initiated the conversation in Lingala?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I alone will initiate contact, the Teacher had informed him.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • They don’t initiate anything; they don’t even choose.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • "Count yourself initiated," she said.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • There he initiated girls into the mysteries of sex.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He knew this, because a few months earlier, he’d written George Gey: I am interested in the racial origin of the person from whom your HeLa cell line was initiated.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Are these the only initiates in the whole city?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • However, accept what I propose to you as an initiation into Parisian life—a life of politeness, visiting, and introductions.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And when I finish my story, the question that comes up the most is the one that initiated this quest: "What made the difference?"
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • My strange and self-abuse Is the initiate fear that wants hard use:— We are yet but young in deed.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • In fact, I feel as if I’ve somehow been initiated into the victors’ circle.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate-do you hear me?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He had initiated contact.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • And for the first time in heaven, he initiated his contact, he came to her, ignoring the leg, ignoring all the ugly associations he had made about dance and music and weddings, realizing now that they were really about loneliness.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • The two young lieutenants nodded lumpishly and gaped at each other in stunned and flaccid reluctance, each waiting for the other to initiate the procedure of taking Major Danby outside and shooting him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Mr. Chamberlin initiated me into the mysteries of tree and wild-flower, until with the little ear of love I heard the flow of sap in the oak, and saw the sun glint from leaf to leaf.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
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