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  • We are encouraging local authorities to initiate long-term emergency planning.
    initiate = start
  • The A.G. will most likely initiate an investigation.   (source)
  • I want him to fold me into his arms again, like he did after the last attack, but he doesn't, and I know better than to initiate it.   (source)
    initiate = begin
  • Is he simply working the Lover Boy angle he initiated at the interview?   (source)
    initiated = started
  • I don't think she had even initiated anything.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    initiated = began
  • Alhaji and I gave the three other boys a few minutes to take their positions before we started crawling even closer to the village to initiate the attack.   (source)
    initiate = begin
  • Nine climbers reached the summit, but seven of them were caught by a storm on the descent, became disoriented, and spent a night in the open at 19,400 feet, initiating a costly, hazardous rescue by the National Park Service.   (source)
    initiating = starting
  • Recently school officials had issued a warning about students who initiated attacks.   (source)
    initiated = started
  • It was the Mexican American pachuco who initiated the emblematic tattoos, the signing with hands, the writing of legends on walls.   (source)
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  • Believe me, he is a walking time bomb … capable of initiating a series of events that will profoundly change the world as you know it.   (source)
    initiating = starting
  • Barbara Jennings failed to make her $452 payment on December 1 and, on December 15, Barac initiated eviction proceedings.   (source)
    initiated = began
  • His mouth tightened with bureaucratic indignation as he prepared to initiate the rites of excommunication from the Corps of Cadets.   (source)
    initiate = begin
  • I mean, we talk occasionally at track practice, but he's ALWAYS the one who initiates it—just ask anyone on the team.   (source)
    initiates = starts
  • Perhaps if he had been sitting between Fifi and Joanna … For the third time the loving cup went round; "I drink to the imminence of His Coming," said Morgana Rothschild, whose turn it happened to be to initiate the circular rite.   (source)
    initiate = begin
  • This time, I needed to be the initiator.†   (source)
  • He wore protective gloves, he wore overgloves attached to his sleeves, he wore layers of treated clothing equipped with a number of film badges and rad-detectors and he worked with bomb components—the neutron initiator, the detonators, the subcritical pieces, the visceral heat inside the warhead.†   (source)
  • You also need an initiator, tampers and pushers, and ideally a neutron reflector to push neutrons back in the pit.†   (source)
  • He was a real contributor, but not a leader or initiator.†   (source)
  • For some reason, the gentle touch of his father's hand felt like it was burning through him like a potent catalyst that was initiating a chemical reaction inside Mal'akh's body.   (source)
    initiating = starting
  • If I got into trouble and really needed protection, it would probably be the network of phone calls initiated by Reverend Young that would set off a rescue and construct a web of safety.   (source)
    initiated = begun
  • Much of the credit belongs to a member of that expedition named Brent Bishop (the son of the late Barry Bishop, the eminent National Geographic Photographer who summitted Everest in 1963), who initiated a highly successful incentive policy, funded by Nike, Inc whereby Sherpas are paid a cash bonus for each oxygen bottle they bring down from the Col. Among the companies guiding Everest, Rob Hall's Adventure Consultants, Scott Fischer's Mountain Madness, and Todd Burleson's Alpine…   (source)
    initiated = started
  • Responsibility for initiating Ngawang's rescue thus fell to Klev Schoening and Madsenthe latter a thirty-three-year-old ski patrolman from Aspen, Colorado, who'd never been higher than 14,000 feet before this expedition, which he had been persuaded to join by his girlfriend, Himalayan veteran Charlotte Fox.   (source)
    initiating = starting
  • "The initiator will be in the dead center of the sphere," said Robert.†   (source)
  • Gold foil can be used in the initiator component.†   (source)
  • He was the guide and initiator into the mysteries of the unknown.†   (source)
  • And he is competent, consequently, now to enact himself the role of the initiator, the guide, the sun door, through whom one may pass from the infantile illusions of "good" and "evil" to an experience of the majesty of cosmic law, purged of hope and fear, and at peace in the understanding of the revelation of being.†   (source)
  • NAPOLEON MOSCOW, OCTOBER 30, 1812 Kutuzov replied: "I should be cursed by posterity were I looked on as the initiator of a settlement of any sort.†   (source)
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  • The author uses the character to initiate his readers to life and norms within an American high-security prison.
    initiate = introduce
  • For by now, in addition to the workers whom we wanted to initiate into the system [of quickly hiding from the Gestapo], we had three more permanent boarders:   (source)
    initiate = introduce to an activity or area of knowledge
  • Peter initiated me into this long ago.   (source)
    initiated = introduced (to an area of knowledge)
  • And you recall how you plunged with the Founder, the Leader, deep into the black art of escape, guided at first, indeed, initiated, by the seemingly demented one who had learned his craft in slavery.   (source)
  • New prisoners are largely of two kinds—there are those who for shame, fear or shock wait in fascinated horror to be initiated into the lore of prison life, and there are those who trade on their wretched novelty in order to endear themselves to the community.   (source)
  • ...and her imagination was fired by the thought that Mr. Gryce, who might have sounded the depths of the most complex self-indulgence, was perhaps actually taking his first journey alone with a pretty woman. It struck her as providential that she should be the instrument of his initiation.   (source)
    initiation = introduction (to an activity or area of knowledge)
  • Her whole soul was possessed by the fact that a fuller life was opening before her: she was a neophyte about to enter on a higher grade of initiation.   (source)
  • She accordingly installed herself in the Madison Avenue house, and Percy, whose sense of duty was not inferior to his mother's, spent all his week days in the handsome Broad Street office where a batch of pale men on small salaries had grown grey in the management of the Gryce estate, and where he was initiated with becoming reverence into every detail of the art of accumulation.   (source)
    initiated = introduced (to an area of knowledge)
  • Thus the inhabitants of the South would not be able, like their Northern countrymen, to initiate the slaves gradually into a state of freedom by abolishing slavery; they have no means of perceptibly diminishing the black population, and they would remain unsupported to repress its excesses.   (source)
    initiate = introduce to an activity or area of knowledge
  • …he had a youthful belief in his bread-winning work, not to be stifled by that initiation in makeshift called his 'prentice days;   (source)
    initiation = introduction (to an activity or area of knowledge)
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  • That more complete teaching would come—Mr. Casaubon would tell her all that: she was looking forward to higher initiation in ideas, as she was looking forward to marriage, and blending her dim conceptions of both.   (source)
  • But mainly, when the uninitiated stood before Ida Paine, they found themselves thinking that the future was preordained.   (source)
    uninitiated = unfamiliar (with her way)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in uninitiated means not and reverses the meaning of initiated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Miss Blount, a native Maycombian as yet uninitiated in the mysteries of the Decimal System, appeared at the door hands on hips and announced: "If I hear another sound from this room I'll burn up everybody in it."   (source)
    uninitiated = not introduced (not understanding)
  • The French codes are often difficult of comprehension, but they can be read by every one; nothing, on the other hand, can be more impenetrable to the uninitiated than a legislation founded upon precedents.   (source)
    uninitiated = unfamiliar (without experience or understanding)
  • Dorothea wished to acknowledge that she had not the less an active life before her because she had buried a private joy; and the tradition that fresh garments belonged to all initiation, haunting her mind, made her grasp after even that slight outward help towards calm resolve.   (source)
    initiation = introduction (to an activity or area of knowledge)
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  • My mother couldn't attend my Honor Society initiation ceremony.
    initiation = formal acceptance into a group
  • ...and we will become members if we complete initiation.   (source)
    initiation = the process of being accepted into an organization
  • I got beat worse than this when I got initiated.   (source)
    initiated = put through a ceremonial test upon acceptance as a member of an organization
  • Sneaking out to her shack, running through the dark and tagging it, had become a regular tradition, an initiation for boys becoming men.   (source)
    initiation = a procedure by which someone is admitted into a group
  • "Count yourself initiated," she said. "You can't be a true beekeeper without getting stung."   (source)
    initiated = accepted as a member of a group through special procedures
  • I think this is the initiation for new cast members.   (source)
    initiation = ceremony (to accept new members)
  • We got an initiation ceremony for newbies, Prissy.   (source)
    initiation = for admitting new members
  • Maybe it is your initiation to the white people's world.   (source)
    initiation = a process of accepting someone as a member of a group--perhaps including a period of instruction, a test, and/or a ceremony
  • They signed up as "trainees" on the spot. We began to meet every night to initiate them.   (source)
    initiate = a period of instruction and/or testing required to accept someone's membership into an organization
  • But the initiation rite was performed once in three years in Umuofia, and he had to wait for nearly two years for the next round of ceremonies.   (source)
    initiation = a procedure or ceremony where someone is admitted into a group
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  • The boys and I forgive your weakness, but you still have to be initiated into our group.   (source)
    initiated = accepted as a member through special procedures
  • She's going to have the female initiation ceremony too, she said.   (source)
    initiation = a procedure or ceremony where someone is admitted into a group
  • She's being initiated into the Tribe.   (source)
    initiated = accepted as a member through special procedures
  • Well, that was until he called and said all the pledges in the fraternity had to sleep at the frat house for some crazy initiation thing.   (source)
    initiation = ceremony to accept someone's membership into an organization
  • The initiation was to test a guy's courage.   (source)
    initiation = the process of accepting someone as a member of a group--perhaps including a period of instruction, a test, and/or a ceremony
  • So, what is this secret initiation?   (source)
    initiation = process or ceremony (to accept new members)
  • The rite of passage for a new SEAL involved one more initiation ceremony for full induction into this fraternity of warriors—an unofficial one.   (source)
    initiation = the process of accepting someone's membership into a group
  • It was as though I were being put through a fraternity initiation and found myself going back.   (source)
    initiation = a procedure or ceremony where someone is admitted into a group
  • His knob year lacked the brutality and harassment that had marked our initiation into the fraternity of Institute men.   (source)
    initiation = ceremony (to accept new members)
  • All the members of the General Assembly session are behind the building attending the Pendulum Initiation Ceremony.†   (source)
  • Like an initiation?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For Langdon, though, it was a more modern usage that always gave him chills-the Mason's four mystic grades of Absolute Initiation: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.†   (source)
  • Some kind of initiation or something?†   (source)
  • But to be the object of adult hatred was an initiation into a solemn new world.†   (source)
  • As medical research progressed, John remembered his grandmother's teachings and the initiation she had given him in medicine.†   (source)
  • Antonio was one initiation rite away from a gang.†   (source)
  • She "borrows" Nora's boyfriend for her sexual initiation (he's none the wiser).†   (source)
  • In any event, his youthful adventures in the transient hotel were not limited to reading and composing feverish letters but also included his initiation into the secrets of loveless love.†   (source)
  • My father was an unofficial priest and presided over ritual slaughtering of goats andcalves and officiated at local traditional rites concerning planting, harvest, birth, marriage, initiation ceremonies, and funerals.†   (source)
  • It was with him that my initiation began.†   (source)
  • She survived initiation, the wilds, border skirmishes, whippings.†   (source)
  • She was my initiation and cheated me out of it.†   (source)
  • This was not a case of sexual initiation.†   (source)
  • We met a fifteen-year-old Thai girl whose initiation consisted of being forced to eat dog droppings so as to shatter her self-esteem.†   (source)
  • An initiation for what?†   (source)
  • He was concerned only with our victims, with finishing my initiation and getting on with it.†   (source)
  • It was like an initiation rite.†   (source)
  • Little did I know that our Ethiopian peers both at our school and at the government schools had long ago gone through their sexual initiation with a bar girl or a housemaid.†   (source)
  • It was all happening too quickly, like some sick initiation in the middle of night.†   (source)

  • 0099
    Houston reports initiation of reentry.†   (source)
  • Young Bland had been a perfect initiation for her new self.†   (source)
  • In the mortuary, her friends from the casa de santo dressed Felicia in her initiation gown, her crown, and her necklaces.†   (source)
  • Think I'd miss your initiation into the terrible teens?†   (source)
  • The war made its own demands, though; Joffrey's initiation into manhood would need to wait.†   (source)
  • The others will be entering the initiation phase soon if they have not already.†   (source)
  • What a crushing initiation for him into foot travel!†   (source)
  • Thus the drama seemed to be enacted in a charitable vacuum, from which were excluded the wails of grief, cries of terror and other noises of that infernal initiation.†   (source)
  • BERENGER: It would be an excellent initiation into the artistic life of our times.†   (source)
  • Masonic initiation rites had remained shrouded in secrecy for centuries.   (source)
    initiation = the process of formally accepting someone as a member of a group
  • Appropriately, the initiation for new Sangra members involved jumping a cop.   (source)
    initiation = procedure for admitting someone into a group
  • So too is the resolve in her that follows, and the sense of initiation into grown-up mysteries.†   (source)
  • I think I already had my initiation for tonight, Shay.†   (source)
  • "Initiation," Kartik shouts, coming to my side.†   (source)
  • I got to be Four, thanks to my initiation instructor.†   (source)
  • Magnus, we should probably warn you about the first day initiation.†   (source)
  • His first major assignment, his initiation into the brotherhood, and now it was being set aside.†   (source)
  • Tristas, dark-haired and wide-eyed, covered in bruises from the brutality of initiation.†   (source)
  • I wish I'd had this technology during initiation training.†   (source)
  • I tried to warn you that people were watching you during your initiation, remember?†   (source)
  • "Adapt!" was one of his favorite commands during my initiation.†   (source)
  • Zeke was one of the first friends I made in Dauntless, after I survived initiation.†   (source)
  • Mom, Rose, this is my friend Tris, and my initiation instructor, Four.†   (source)
  • And standing in the place of my anger is my initiation instructor and friend, alive again.†   (source)
  • I waited for my pulse to stop beating my veins like a gang initiation, for the blood to leave my face and for my lungs to not burn as I gasped.†   (source)
  • In tapping into this ancient tale of initiation, she invests the story of Laura's initiation with the accumulated power of the prevailing myth.†   (source)
  • The Illuminati intended it as a kind of initiation, functioning not only as a security measure but also as a screening process to ensure that only the brightest scientists arrived at their door.†   (source)
  • The myth involves the tasting of the fruit, as with Eve, and the stories share the initiation into adult knowledge.†   (source)
  • I assumed when I got to the driveway, a handful of dudes would encircle me, provide me a signal of sorts, and begin the initiation.†   (source)
  • Bob Seger, who is from Michigan, goes nostalgic for that first summer of freedom and sexual initiation in "Night Moves."†   (source)
  • It offers a critique of the class system, a story of initiation into the adult world of sex and death, an amusing examination of family dynamics, and a touching portrait of a child struggling to establish herself as an independent entity in the face of nearly overwhelming parental influence.†   (source)
  • Yet some evidence suggests that it is very widespread: 21 percent of Ghanaian women reported in one survey that their sexual initiation was by rape; 17 percent of Nigerian women said that they had endured rape or attempted rape by the age of nineteen; and 21 percent of South African women reported that they had been raped by the age of fifteen.†   (source)
  • She knew by heart words from several dialects of the Indians, was acquainted with their customs, and could describe the exact way in which they pierced their lips and earlobes with wooden shafts, their initiation rites, the names of the most poisonous snakes, and the appropriate antidotes for each.†   (source)
  • Newton's Fourth Law of Motion (as taught by the Mighty Senior Sirs of Madras Christian College during the initiation/ ragging of A. Ghosh, Junior Pisser Kataan, Batch of 1938, St. Thomas Hall, D Block, Tambaram, Madras) CHAPTER 11 -- Bedside Language and Bedroom Language.†   (source)
  • On the morning of her initiation, sixteen santeras tore Felicia's clothes to shreds until she stood naked, then they bathed her in river water, rubbing her with soap wrapped in vegetable fibers until her skin glowed.†   (source)
  • "It's sort of an initiation," he said.†   (source)
  • My gentlemen's club has expressed a very keen interest in me, and I've been told I shall face a rigorous initiation into their sacred rites before the season commences.†   (source)
  • The first page was as bad as any of them: THIS IS PAGE 1 OF 274 PAGES PROJECT: WILDFIRE AUTHORITY: NASA/AMC CLASSIFICATION: TOP SECRET (NTK BASIS) PRIORITY: NATIONAL (DX) SUBJECT: Initiation of high-security facility to prevent dispersion of toxic extraterrestrial agents.†   (source)
  • Rite of initiation.†   (source)
  • "So," I say, "I had to hurt a lot of people to get through Dauntless initiation, and I'll do it to you, too, if I have to."†   (source)
  • I try to remember the shot they gave me before the attack simulation began, right before the final round of Tris's initiation.†   (source)
  • The Dauntless taught initiates how to throw knives even before the changes to initiation that Max made before I joined them.†   (source)
  • I hear myself speaking in the voice I cultivated as an initiation instructor, but this time I use it in jest.†   (source)
  • I was the one who went to visit him during my initiation, and he spent the whole time wondering why I was there.†   (source)
  • I feel the same way I did when Peter pulled my towel away during Dauntless initiation, to be cruel: exposed, embarrassed, angry.†   (source)
  • Amar, my initiation instructor, taught us that our fear landscapes were always in flux, shifting with our moods and changing with the little whispers of our nightmares.†   (source)
  • I feel like I might be able to understand—after all, I've lost two friends too, Al to the pressures of initiation and Will to the attack simulation and my own hasty actions.†   (source)
  • A week into my initiation, Amar—worried that I was becoming increasingly isolated and obsessive—invited me to join some of the older Dauntless for a game of Dare.†   (source)
  • Tobias's eyes meet mine, and it's like the first time I really looked at him during my initiation, after my fear simulation; we stare too long, too intently.†   (source)
  • I remember him standing that way during initiation, as he watched us fight each other, so tall and so strong I never dreamed he would give me more than a cursory glance.†   (source)
  • The only problem is that at my Choosing Ceremony next year I'll have to join Erudite, because that's where the killer is, and I'm not sure I'm smart enough to make it through initiation.†   (source)
  • Anyway, she was testing the fear-inducing serum that was later incorporated into Dauntless initiation—long ago, the fear simulations weren't generated by a person's individual fears, you see, just general fears like heights or spiders or something—and Norton, then the representative of Erudite, was there, letting it go on for far longer than it should have.†   (source)
  • For me it was less an initiation than a complete, well-rounded apprenticeship, or more, and Sophie, my loving instructress, never ceased whispering encouragement into my ear.†   (source)
  • "Well," said the peregrine at last, "the initiation will have to be put off till tomorrow."†   (source)
  • Like myself, she has not yet attained the full initiation.†   (source)
  • TWO DEGREES OF INITIATION are to be distinguished in the mansion of the father.†   (source)
  • Very soon, if the lamas give their consent, I shall receive full initiation.†   (source)
  • Unprotected now, he had to undergo the initiation of nature's fundamentally inhuman forces.†   (source)
  • Only if he persists is he admitted to the next initiation.†   (source)
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  • Please fill out the new initiate information form.
    initiate = someone who has formally started in an organization
  • We are not called members yet; our decisions today will make us initiates,   (source)
    initiates = people going through a process that leads to formal acceptance into a group
  • As the night wore on, Puppet, Ragman and Nat had the initiates pile into a pickup truck.   (source)
    initiates = new members of an organization
  • The thirty-four-year-old initiate gazed down at the human skull cradled in his palms.   (source)
    initiate = a new member or an organization
  • "Our initiates," Zia said, "learning to scry."   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • That the ethnic mix of the counselors roughly mirrors the composition of the fifty-two wide-eyed initiates is not lost on Cedric...   (source)
  • Probably its regular visitants, like the initiates of freemasonry, wished that there were something a little more tremendous to keep to themselves concerning it; but they were not a closed community, and many decent seniors as well as juniors occasionally turned into the billiard-room to see what was going on.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • I feel like I am an initiate again, storming the stairs of the Hub right after the Choosing Ceremony.   (source)
    initiate = someone who has formally started procedures to become a member or a group such as training, testing, and a ceremony
  • Four leads the group of initiates across the Pit toward a gaping hole in the wall.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • A young initiate raced into the courtyard, looking panicked.   (source)
    initiate = new member
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  • There was a bit of a division between initiates.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • Soft, soothing, low—I wonder, then, if that is something they teach their initiates here.   (source)
  • Initiates do our scrying because young minds are most receptive.   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • WHEN ALL THE initiates stand on solid ground again, Lauren and Four lead us down a narrow tunnel.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • All the initiates except the Amity boy made it onto the roof, with varying levels of success.   (source)
  • Are these the only initiates in the whole city?   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • I walk to the dormitory where the Dauntless-born initiates once slept.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • And the transfer initiates with forgiving parents will be able to see them again too.   (source)
  • She smiles and beckons toward the Dauntless-born initiates.   (source)
  • He scans the group of transfer initiates briefly, without calculation, and says, "I want the Stiff."   (source)
  • We make it to the tracks just behind the Dauntless-born initiates.   (source)
  • Our initiates have the privilege of going first.   (source)
  • The crowd in front of the initiates splits in half, making a wide path for us.   (source)
  • The initiates' passive faces stare back at me.   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • Most of the initiates were from Dauntless, so only nine people remain.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • Three Dauntless-born initiates stand among the other worn and dirty animals.   (source)
  • He stands among the other initiates, shaking hands with a faction transfer, a boy who was Candor.   (source)
  • Are there any Abnegation initiates this year?   (source)
  • Whatever Four's strategy is, it's based on the idea that I am weaker than the other initiates.   (source)
  • They must keep records of their initiates.   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • The crowd of initiates moves on in silence.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • Four wanders through the crowd of initiates, watching us as we go through the movements again.   (source)
  • Once they're halfway through the Dauntless-born initiates, I have an idea of what it is.   (source)
  • "The second purpose," he says, "is that only the top ten initiates are made members."   (source)
  • Slowly the eyes of the other initiates, including Christina, migrate from him to me.   (source)
  • Each team will have an even mix of members, Dauntless-born initiates, and transfers.   (source)
  • The Dauntless-born initiates are with me.   (source)
  • "What do we do now, then?" asks one of the Dauntless-born initiates through a yawn.   (source)
  • Four initiates will be cut at the end of stage one.   (source)
  • I match my inhales to the inhales of the other initiates, and my exhales to their exhales.   (source)
  • I'd spent three months teaching and turning our initiates into a team.   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • When I graduated from initiate training, Menshikov requested I be assigned to his nome.   (source)
    initiate = new member
  • This is where new initiates were forced to run through two rows of Tribe members, absorbing a storm of fists and kicks.   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • Just in front of them stands a small group of younger Dauntless, including Uriah; Marlene; Lynn's sister, Shauna; and Lauren, who taught the Dauntless-born initiates as Four taught the faction transfers during initiation.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • They still look strange to me—a mother with a pierced eyebrow, a father with a tattooed arm, an initiate with purple hair, a wholesome family unit.   (source)
    initiate = a new member or an organization
  • That means that even if we make it through each stage of initiation, six initiates will not be members.   (source)
    initiates = people who have been formally accepted into an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
  • THE NEXT MORNING, I don't hear the alarm, shuffling feet, or conversations as the other initiates get ready.   (source)
  • I TRAIN MY eyes on the floor and stand behind the Dauntless-born initiates who chose to return to their own faction.   (source)
  • The door of each car is open, waiting for the Dauntless to pile in, and they do, group by group, until only the new initiates are left.   (source)
  • They come from the bunk next to mine—they belong to a Candor boy, Al, the largest and broadest of all the initiates.   (source)
  • Christina defends Will's plan; the Dauntless-born initiates vote for offense; everyone argues about who should make the decision.   (source)
  • The Dauntless-born initiates are used to doing this by now, so in a second it's just faction transfers left.   (source)
  • One of the Dauntless-born initiates touches Four's shoulder and asks, "When your team won, where did you put the flag?"   (source)
  • At the end of initiation, your rankings will be determined in comparison with the Dauntless-born initiates.   (source)
  • Anyway, in the first stage of initiation, we keep transfers and Dauntless-born initiates separate, but that doesn't mean you are evaluated separately.   (source)
  • In less than a week, the Abnegation initiates will be able to visit their families for the first time since the Choosing Ceremony.   (source)
  • I don't know why a Dauntless leader would be responsible for a group of initiates, but maybe it is just for tonight.   (source)
  • Marcus continues, "Therefore this day marks a happy occasion—the day on which we receive our new initiates, who will work with us toward a better society and a better world."   (source)
  • "Dauntless-born initiates next."   (source)
  • In less than a week, the Dauntless-born initiates will find their families on the Pit floor, or in the glass building above the compound, and do whatever it is the Dauntless do when they reunite.   (source)
  • You've taken your trainees further in two months than most First Nome initiates would get in two years.   (source)
    initiates = new members
  • We have fewer initiates every year.   (source)
  • The rest of the trainees would be off researching their own paths of magic, practicing enchantments, or doing regular schoolwork under the supervision of our college-age initiates.   (source)
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  • During my parents' last visit to Farshid, our father initiated and completed a small project.†   (source)
  • Sophon One is capable of initiating spatial dimensionality adjustments at any moment.†   (source)
  • Representatives of Anomymous deny the attack, saying they only initiated denial-of-service—†   (source)
  • And when I finish my story, the question that comes up the most is the one that initiated this quest: "What made the difference?"†   (source)
  • I powered on the console and initiated the log-in sequence.†   (source)
  • I alone will initiate contact, the Teacher had informed him.†   (source)
  • The general rule was that the direct appeal had to be completed before a postconviction collateral appeal under Rule 32 could be initiated.†   (source)
  • He's an initiate.†   (source)
  • Even though my father initiated their courtship, their marriage had to be arranged by their parents, or at least seem to be.†   (source)
  • "I know you didn't initiate the transfer, and I think even Harold knows it, but people are getting suspicious and wondering how you and Rose got Larry to give you the place, when obviously the whole thing is driving him crazy."†   (source)
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  • Everyone was talking about Kennedy or Nixon; and it was Owen who initiated a mock election among the Gravesend Academy students—he organized it, he set up the balloting in the school post office, he seated himself behind a big table and checked off every student's name.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The probationers were initiated into the cult of hygiene.†   (source)
  • Pathfinder LOG: SOL 0
    TIME 00:00:00
    INT.†   (source)
  • In late January, Principal Caden had initiated the idea.†   (source)
  • In the driveway there are hugs and kisses good-bye, initiated by Maxine, his parents reciprocating clumsily.†   (source)
  • In fact, I feel as if I've somehow been initiated into the victors' circle.†   (source)
  • People working near me around the small mountain of corn laughed at my blisters and told me I was being initiated.†   (source)
  • Hsu stepped in and said, "I would like to give particular priority to those who initiated the cell lines, whom Dr. Gartler has attacked.†   (source)
  • We remain in this rhythm for several minutes, neither of us wanting to be the first to initiate the kiss.†   (source)
  • Even though his brain wouldn't let him sleep because he'd been awake when the time-stop was initiated, his body was crying out for rest.†   (source)
  • "To confirm we're on the same page, you understand that contact between you and your mother while there is a restraining order, even if you initiate it, is forbidden."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • After a while, it was obvious even to me that she never initiated.†   (source)
  • Did they not notice I initiated the conversation in Lingala?†   (source)
  • Temple initiates used to accompany the pilgrims to the mountains.†   (source)
  • Those subtle jokes for the musical initiates are lost on an ignoramus such as myself.†   (source)
  • So every purchase initiated or prompted by a recommendation you make raises your Conversion Rate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So as she's waiting for the elevator, she calls RadiK5, tries to fmd out who initiated this call.†   (source)
  • The next day they initiated him into the 'hood and he's stayed ever since.†   (source)
  • When he met Florentino Ariza, the first thing he did, with a certain magisterial delight, was to initiate him into the secrets of his paradise.†   (source)
  • KARAMA: a miracle; an action initiated by the spirit world.†   (source)
  • The famous University of Chicago Great Books program and the reorganization of the University structure along Aristotelian lines and the establishment of the "College," in which a reading of classics was initiated in fifteen-year-old students, were some of the results.†   (source)
  • It was the last place you would think to initiate sex.†   (source)
  • You may recall Rousseau, who initiated the slogan 'back to nature.'†   (source)
  • We didn't initiate talk with grown-ups; we answered their questions.†   (source)
  • During this phase, Saeed's father started to be cast, or to cast himself, more and more often, as the one who tried to initiate sex.†   (source)
  • There he initiated girls into the mysteries of sex.†   (source)
  • Up in his room in the haunted house, she initiated many talks—"our long, windy discussions," she'd say years later.†   (source)
  • He initiated me when I was fourteen.†   (source)
  • I'm getting bad vibes about initiating a spy operation at Kinghorn.†   (source)
  • Every Eldunari was well accounted for when Galbatorix and Morzan initiated their attack on us, and none of them vanished without explanation.†   (source)
  • Josie may not have initiated the teasing that Peter suffered over his middle and high school years, but she didn't intervene either, and in Lacy's book, that had made her equally responsible.†   (source)
  • When Moody investigated to find the reason for the delay, he initiated an argument.†   (source)
  • Violence would begin whether we initiated it or not.†   (source)
  • "And you know for a fact that it's Julian who initiated all this?" asked Dad.†   (source)
  • Eventually the boys initiated a call-and-response chant.†   (source)
  • This person likes to initiate discussions with consumers and respond to requests," Price says.†   (source)
  • It had been initiated by Asia, who didn't actually live in B and was chased out.†   (source)
  • There may have been a king called Hamiathes, and he may have initiated this tradition.†   (source)
  • We know that our old friend Andropov initiated a replay of the Henry II/Becket business.†   (source)
  • He had initiated contact.†   (source)
  • But on balance, the evidence suggests that they slightly delay the debut of sexual activity; once it has been initiated, however, kids are less likely to use contraception.†   (source)
  • He never initiated any rough riding tactics, and took justice into his own hands when anyone fouled him.†   (source)
  • "He'd answer a question politely, but wouldn't initiate anything.†   (source)
  • When it was over, I'd been initiated into the mystery that stands at the beginning of the end of childhood.†   (source)
  • At age thirty-nine, I was suddenly initiated into the way of the world.†   (source)
  • He desired her calmly, initiating her into the most secret and most ancient of sciences.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had become addicted to The Story of O, School Girls in Paris, and Voluptuous Initiations.†   (source)
  • And anyway, wasn't as if she'd lost interest—in the last couple of years whenever they'd made love, she'd been the one to initiate it.†   (source)
  • But if Antonio is to know our way, we must initiate him next summer—†   (source)
  • Shortly after the invasion the press initiated a smear campaign against him, but the more they smeared, the more people liked him.†   (source)
  • " Shiva Stone was not a physician, "but a skilled layperson, initiated into this field by his gynecologist mother."†   (source)
  • If I'm right, just for the sake of argument, and they knew exactly how to initiate this mutation, how long would it take them to have a usable virus?†   (source)
  • The fact that the state still elected its county coroners was odd enough; it was one of the last states to do so. Indeed, it was one of the few to ever initiate the ritual to begin with.†   (source)
  • Could a single toxin initiate it?†   (source)
  • To put a stop to increasing instances of plunder by the troops, Howe initiated punishments more severe even than the standard for the British army.†   (source)
  • Everything was timing now, and "West Germany" would initiate the wholesale conflagrations.†   (source)
  • Did you tell her that even El Líder is initiated?†   (source)
  • He initiated a search for Medsped and found six mentions.†   (source)
  • All Charlie and Walt needed now was the radio call from Tom to initiate.†   (source)
  • Senior Recruiter Nigel Bristow initiating Standard Series of Potential Tests on Mr. Max McDaniels, age twelve, of Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.†   (source)
  • Not a good scene, since they were the ones who initiated the trip.†   (source)
  • It is against federal law to initiate a conspiracy to kill the president, which is why J. Edgar Hoover is now insisting that JFK's murder was the act of many instead of just one.†   (source)
  • We do not initiate the use of force against others or submit to force at their hands.†   (source)
  • JANE Good gracious, I didn't initiate this.†   (source)
  • The Winterlands creatures captured several initiates of the Order and sacrificed them here.†   (source)
  • He vacillates, halfheartedly initiates, and then draws back and regroups.†   (source)
  • I think Liv belongs to a posh one in High-bridge, and I'm sure she'll get you initiated, or whatever they do."†   (source)
  • Nicolo asked, thinking that they might be initiates in a hilltop religious order.†   (source)
  • He understood right away that these pitiful, broken creatures were incapable of initiating any action against him.†   (source)
  • In Athens, criminal proceedings could be initiated by any citizen.†   (source)
  • So I decided the next time I saw someone lifting one of my nets, I would initiate the biblical way of dealing with them.†   (source)
  • Initiate Delta One.†   (source)
  • The professor of Bible who had initiated the project was jubilant.†   (source)
  • He could initiate nothing on his own but was a willing instrument.†   (source)
  • I live in gratitude to my parents for initiating me—and as early as I begged for it, without keeping me waiting—into knowledge of the word, into reading and spelling, by way of the alphabet.†   (source)
  • It initiated the walker into the system of the cards, as it were, and at its ending gave its walker the power to stride across Shadows.†   (source)
  • There had been the chance to overcome it that weekend in Memphis when the curtain parted briefly on my alcoholic haze and I'd seen the strange woman in a strange hotel room undressing and lying on the bed to initiate me.†   (source)
  • Their response was to initiate a petition to get me back to the island.†   (source)
  • I didn't try to initiate it, not against this swordsman; I just thought about it.†   (source)
  • While talking, she put her left foot on his right one and made a movement as a woman does who would want to initiate that kind of sexual pleasure with a man, which the textbooks call "climbing a tree".†   (source)
  • When at last he was asleep, Ustinia, the Mikulitsyns' maid, took Niusha to her room to give her supper and initiated her into the secrets of the household.†   (source)
  • Here he learned for the first time of the Russian-Chinese war that had flared up out of the Russian-NATO war, that had in turn been born of the Israeli-Arab war, initiated by Albania.†   (source)
  • Would he initiate a convention of all Missouri Democrats to settle his differences with the proslavery camp?†   (source)
  • She was not the kind of woman who initiates parties, or who is the center of a crowd.†   (source)
  • Several members of Abnegation, three members of Dauntless, and a former Erudite initiate.†   (source)
  • Did a group of people sit around and cast their votes on initiating the Hunger Games?†   (source)
  • The initiate took the skull in his hands …. his face reflected in the calm surface of the wine.†   (source)
  • And does your daughter wish to be initiated into the Church of the Final Atonement?†   (source)
  • His whole being was burning with a desire to ask questions—to initiate a confrontation.†   (source)
  • Only my brother was doing well in training, he was dating another initiate, he was happy.†   (source)
  • I tried to initiate the link, but it seemed to have been disabled.†   (source)
  • The hand of the master extended to the initiate.†   (source)
  • Besides, when initiates turn thirteen, they're assigned to other nomes around the world.†   (source)
  • Yes, there was a Caleb in my initiate class.†   (source)
  • Once I was sure all three of them had received my message, I initiated the next phase of my plan.†   (source)
  • I must be the only initiate with this fear.†   (source)
  • He'll have to pay because he's the one who initiated the whole thing."†   (source)
  • The initiate's journey, like all such journeys, had begun at the first degree.†   (source)
  • I opened up my OASIS account manager and initiated the upload from my flash drive.†   (source)
  • Initiating blood scan for letumosis-carrying pathogens.†   (source)
  • As you know, we're here because Albert, an initiate, jumped into the chasm last night.†   (source)
  • One of the men peering down at the initiate in his coffin was on television almost daily.†   (source)
  • The secret is how to die, the initiate reminded himself.†   (source)
  • Initiating procedure 240B: forcible removal of cyborg draft subject.†   (source)
  • A half hour later, Al is the only initiate who hasn't hit the target yet.†   (source)
  • My odds, as the smallest initiate, as the only Abnegation transfer, are not good.†   (source)
  • God help us …. On-screen now, the initiate was raising the skull to his lips.†   (source)
  • Obviously, this initiate had intended to violate his oath beyond all imagination.†   (source)
  • "We were in the same initiate class," he says.†   (source)
  • "Scared of the dark, Mar?" the dark-eyed Dauntless-born initiate teases.†   (source)
  • The initiate let his gaze climb the distinguished white-robed figure standing before him.†   (source)
  • Somehow I am the first initiate in line, right in front of Uriah.†   (source)
  • A Masonic initiate …. preparing to enter the first degree.†   (source)
  • At the time, the initiate had felt no fear.†   (source)
  • "What was that, initiate?" says Eric quietly, leaning closer to Al.†   (source)
  • "Brother," the gray-eyed master said, placing his left hand on the initiate's shoulder.†   (source)
  • "So if you were ranked first in your initiate class," I say, "what was Eric's rank?"†   (source)
  • "Navy Pier," another Dauntless-born initiate calls out.†   (source)
  • The Dauntless-born initiates are like a pack of dogs.†   (source)
  • Some of the initiates have already packed their things.†   (source)
  • Then all the older members wash the initiates' feet.†   (source)
  • The line of initiates passes into a dark hallway.†   (source)
  • I find Uriah, Will, and Christina standing among the other initiates.†   (source)
  • "The only initiates they usually let come are ones with older siblings in Dauntless," he says.†   (source)
  • Hopefully I ranked higher than him .... oh, and all the Dauntless-born initiates.†   (source)
  • We slow when we reach the Dauntless-born initiates.†   (source)
  • He releases me, laughing, and runs into a crowd of Dauntless-born initiates.†   (source)
  • Some of the other initiates are awake, and some aren't.†   (source)
  • It's a new year, and we have a new pack of initiates.†   (source)
  • I think you can trust your fellow initiates to aim better than you.†   (source)
  • One by one, my fellow initiates climb into the train car in front of us.†   (source)
  • I see Will standing among the initiates, and something tickles at the back of my mind.†   (source)
  • We pile in, members in one and initiates in the other.†   (source)
  • "One of the initiates," says someone behind me.†   (source)
  • You got out three times faster than the other initiates.†   (source)
  • I push myself to my feet and jog next to Uriah to catch up to the Dauntless-born initiates.†   (source)
  • He waves along the Dauntless-born initiates he walks with.†   (source)
  • I weave through the crowd of initiates, and someone shoves my shoulder.†   (source)
  • The crowd of initiates breaks up slowly, leaving just me, Peter, Will, and Al standing there.†   (source)
  • They are the initiates, carrying torches, and Peter is at the front of the pack.†   (source)
  • The Dauntless-born initiates disappear around a corner.†   (source)
  • Four stops scanning the crowd of initiates and focuses his stare on me.†   (source)
  • Once I'm armed, I follow Will and the other initiates toward the exit.†   (source)
  • We started stage one with nine initiates.†   (source)
  • Peter, Molly, Drew, and some of the other initiates stand in the back corner, laughing.†   (source)
  • All the initiates fall into a line when they finish dressing.†   (source)
  • I stand, my back sore from leaning against the wall for so long, and walk past the other initiates.†   (source)
  • Your ranking among the other initiates, Dauntless-born included, will be announced then.†   (source)
  • He sits with the other Dauntless-born initiates.†   (source)
  • Everywhere I looked, our initiates were ruling the day.†   (source)
  • You know why you won fights as an initiate?†   (source)
  • They don't initiate anything; they don't even choose.†   (source)
  • Max poked dubiously at a tofu dish masquerading as meat while Rasmussen initiated conversation.†   (source)
  • It was about initiating a logical sequence of inquiries.†   (source)
  • Rather early on, a host of African and Western countries initiated peace negotiations.†   (source)
  • You test your initiates with fire because the torch is the symbol of Mithras.†   (source)
  • My son understood this, exposed it, and initiated legislation to block the alignment.†   (source)
  • This time it was Vanir who initiated the fight.†   (source)
  • Claire could not have initiated her father into her secret world; she had never even met him.†   (source)
  • Many initiations followed, but I was not allowed to Felicia's last one, her asiento.†   (source)
  • I found out about the Law Society's action only after it had been initiated.†   (source)
  • I'd seen initiates use them in the First Nome, but they'd always seemed pretty difficult to master.†   (source)
  • It will initiate in between ten and fifteen days depending upon method of transmission.†   (source)
  • But as things stood, Edklinth lacked the legal authority to initiate a preliminary investigation.†   (source)
  • It's the 'game' he initiated, where if someone touches Auggie he has to wash his hands…."†   (source)
  • But the Divergent were still being killed when I was an initiate.†   (source)
  • Very likely it would initiate clotting at the point of entrance into the body.†   (source)
  • Maybe if I ignored him, he'd eventually give up initiating conversation.†   (source)
  • Our initiates knew the hi-nehm spell well enough to fix most of the other broken things.†   (source)
  • I can initiate the negotiations if you give me the go-ahead.†   (source)
  • Yet he received no calls, for he did not know that the process he had initiated was automatic.†   (source)
  • "It used to be the Erudite initiate dormitory," Uriah says.†   (source)
  • I imagined Menshikov turning our young initiates into helpless snakes.†   (source)
  • I barely remember his last name from the initiate roster.†   (source)
  • As far as we can tell, it was Björck who initiated this whole mess.†   (source)
  • That of the ten transfer initiates we started with, only six are still alive.†   (source)
  • We had many more initiates back then.†   (source)
  • On the twenty-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that their children were dying because of their choice to initiate violence, every district was made to hold an election and vote on the tributes who would represent it.†   (source)
  • The troop's watermaster began the morning chanty, adding to it now the call for the rite to initiate a sandrider.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Topo, the first one to initiate me into the 'hood, sat on the passenger side with a small-brim hat on his head.†   (source)
  • She didn't want to coerce Francis into talking about them, and knew she shouldn't say anything, that she should allow him to initiate any discussion of them, and if he didn't, soon, she should turn the page.†   (source)
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