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  • Since its inception, the school has...
  • The inception of this noble enterprise was his, and he deserves high credit for it.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Since its inception, Spence has enjoyed a reputation as an institution where girls become the finest of young ladies.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Unchanged since their inception millions of years ago.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • They were there for everything, and almost always from its inception and at the forefront.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • From its inception, we decided the High Organ would not try to influence external ANC policy.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And on his arrival—at the very inception of his career here.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Universal suffrage has this admirable property, that it dissolves riot in its inception, and, by giving the vote to insurrection, it deprives it of its arms.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Since the camp's inception the original crematorium at Auschwitz together with its gas chamber had served as the chief utility of mass death for the entire camp.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Like most of its rivals, Mountain Madness was a fiscally marginal enterprise and had been since its inception: in 1995 Fischer took home only about $12,000.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Included was every word of every edition the newspaper had published since its inception—minus only the cartoons, horoscopes, crossword puzzles, and the like.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Later, when they assembled on the porch to watch the sunset, Stillwell's humorous complainings inspired the inception of an idea which flashed up in her mind swift as lightning.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The inception of the idea of the cliff villa which they had elaborated as a fantasy one day was a typical example of the forces divorcing them from the first simple arrangements in Zurich.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • When she went to bed that night she felt not only the insidious inception of a revolt, but also a realization that strength was coming from somewhere, as if with the magic of these new thoughts.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • From its inception, the company that started the revolution in meatpacking — by crushing labor unions and championing the ruthless efficiency of the market — has made ample use of government subsidies.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • To fill up Liberia with an ignorant, inexperienced, half-barbarized race, just escaped from the chains of slavery, would be only to prolong, for ages, the period of struggle and conflict which attends the inception of new enterprises.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Verification of his suspicions in regard to Tull's underhand work—for the deal with Oldring made by Jerry Card assuredly had its inception in the Mormon Elder's brain, and had been accomplished through his orders—revived in Venters a memory of hatred that had been smothered by press of other emotions.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • They defended the policy on the ground that from its inception the ANC was formed and built up, not as a political party with one school of political thought, but as a Parliament of the African people, accommodating people of various political convictions, all united by the common goal of national liberation.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Of these the latter may have afforded a finer field for an acute and original observer, but the other was so strange in its inception and so dramatic in its details that it may be the more worthy of being placed upon record, even if it gave my friend fewer openings for those deductive methods of reasoning by which he achieved such remarkable results.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Through the intervening fortnight he ran about and smiled outwardly at his inward thoughts, as if they were people meeting and nodding to him—smiled with that singularly beautiful irradiation which is seen to spread on young faces at the inception of some glorious idea, as if a supernatural lamp were held inside their transparent natures, giving rise to the flattering fancy that heaven lies about them then.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

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