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  • In effect, while it lasted, this ascendancy of the "r"—less pronunciation amounted to a nascent American standard, and broadcasting helped provide a justification.†   (source)
  • Of late he had been reading the newspapers as if with a jeweler's eye, and had yearned for the opportunity to engage what he imagined might be nascent political talent.†   (source)
  • They had a nascent space program and a fully developed, albeit primitive, information distribution system.†   (source)
  • Alan loved the man, and loved the boat, and the canal, and this nascent city.†   (source)
  • Here's an example from the first draft of a story that later made its way into The Joy Luck Club, but without this line: "That was my mental quandary in its nascent state.†   (source)
  • It then occurred to me that what had further bolstered the kinship I felt for Sophie and Nathan during these nascent few days of our friendship had been our common passion for music.†   (source)
  • When the book ended, Cedric was a second-year student, getting his bearings academically and socially at Brown, and feeling the nascent stirrings of optimism.†   (source)
  • I suppose we should have been flattered that the government thought our nascent military ability was sophisticated enough to successfully eliminate their head of state.†   (source)
  • In fact, he doesn't want to come right out and tell Zayd lots of things he's realized lately, especially the nascent insights discovered from the writing of his wrenching sixty-eightline poem.†   (source)
  • He wore a tan business suit with a tan vest tucked around his nascent paunch, upon which glittered the golden key of Omicron Delta Kappa, the college leadership fraternity.†   (source)
  • The rooms wherein dozens of infants had wailed at their nursing now resounded with the tapping of nascent chicks.†   (source)
  • gentlemen about anything and everything, about the next day's weather, about what the next course would be, about the results of people's monthly checkups and how many months would be added to their sentences; she would bet on certain bobsledders, ice-skaters, or skiers at various athletic contests or championships, on the results of some nascent love affair among the guests, and on a hundred other, often totally trivial and insignificant things, wagering for chocolate or champagne or the caviar enjoyed on festive occasions in the restaurant, for money, for movie tickets, even for kisses, both those given and received— in short, her passion for gambling brought a great deal of livel†   (source)
  • The McKiscos had been invited to sit at the captain's table but with nascent snobbery they told Dick that they "couldn't stand that bunch."†   (source)
  • Again she struggled with it, fighting him with her small, fine eyes, with the plush arrogance of a top dog, with her nascent transference to another man, with the accumulated resentment of years; she fought him with her money and her faith that her sister disliked him and was behind her now; with the thought of the new enemies he was making with his bitterness, with her quick guile against his wine-ing and dine-ing slowness, her health and beauty against his physica†   (source)
  • Many of the acknowledged leaders of the nascent nation were Southerners, and their pronunciation, as well as their phrases, must have become familiar everywhere.†   (source)
  • towards the centre of the earth: of Sirius (alpha in Canis Maior) 10 lightyears (57,000,000,000,000 miles) distant and in volume 900 times the dimension of our planet: of Arcturus: of the precession of equinoxes: of Orion with belt and sextuple sun theta and nebula in which 100 of our solar systems could be contained: of moribund and of nascent new stars such as Nova in 1901: of our system plunging towards the constellation of Hercules: of the parallax or parallactic drift of socalled fixed stars, in reality evermoving wanderers from immeasurably remote eons to infinitely remote futures in comparison with which the years, threescore and ten, of allotted human life formed a parenthesis o†   (source)
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