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induction as in:  logical induction

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  • A word of five letters, Langdon thought, pondering the staggering number of ancient words that might be considered words of wisdom—selections from mystic chants, astrological prophecies, secret society inductions, Wicca incantations, Egyptian magic spells, pagan mantras—the list was endless.†   (source)
  • I have been fortunate enough to receive many honors and recognition during my life, but I hold four inductions to be the most important: the Latin American Hall of Fame in Laredo, Texas; the Tec de Monterrey Hall of Fame; the Mexican Baseball League Hall of Fame, and finally the Williamsport: Hall of Excellence, where I am the first Mexican to be so honored.†   (source)
  • If it was a question of a scare, my discovery on this occasion had scared me more than any other, and it was in the condition of nerves produced by it that I made my actual inductions.†   (source)
  • You will say that I was puzzled; but, if you think so, you must have misunderstood the nature of the inductions.†   (source)
  • Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams, To set my brother Clarence and the king In deadly hate the one against the other: And if King Edward be as true and just As I am subtle, false, and treacherous, This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up,— About a prophecy which says that G Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be.†   (source)
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induction as in:  induction into the club

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  • He'd been drafted. The induction date fell before the Flynn film would wrap, and Louie stood to earn a bonus if he stayed through the shoot.   (source)
    induction = admission (into an organization)
  • She smiled at me in a way that made me feel I was about to get Part Two of the beekeeper's induction, Part One being the sting.   (source)
  • One will rise to Grand Master and they will induct a new sénéchal and share the secret of the keystone.†   (source)
  • "I'll be inducted either way," he said.†   (source)
  • Any more and you might just as well induct him into the Order straightaway.†   (source)
  • Another article reported that at the Japanese Community Center hall in Amity Harbor a reception had been held for Robert Sakamura, who'd been inducted into the army.†   (source)
  • Based on these results he's inducted into the navy to help replace those lost at Pearl Harbor.†   (source)
  • He was inducted, pushed through training, and seven months later he was given orders to travel south.†   (source)
  • Restaurants were inducted into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame.†   (source)
  • And when Edna was about eight years old, her mother inducted her into Somali tradition: Edna's genitals were cut in the process called female circumcision.†   (source)
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  • Alpha Phi Alpha, a black fraternity, inducted new members earlier tonight, and the freshly minted brothers, most of them shirtless, charge the room with a raw physicality.†   (source)
  • Papa talked him out of volunteering; Woody waited for the army to induct him.†   (source)
  • But when I was inducted into the new crazy world of Ginny Tabor, he had to go.†   (source)
  • That very year, the Red Branch had inducted Max into their elite ranks while his peers were still studying basic combat.†   (source)
  • He was being inducted into a superior group, which deserved special privileges.†   (source)
  • Bradshaw later led the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.†   (source)
  • In it, General Stone was discussing the character and personality of a junior cadet who was about to be inducted into the ranks of an unnamed organization.†   (source)
  • The young lady back home who had taught me most about the World, the Flesh, and the Devil, with an amazing send-off the night before I was inducted, had "Dear-Johnned" me in basic training; I felt gratitude but no loyalty.†   (source)
  • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  • Someday I wanted to be inducted into the military too, draped in the Republic's dark robes.†   (source)
  • Some alumni told me they heard the inductees were enrolled athomecoming, others insisted on Corps Day.†   (source)
  • Mark copied the names of the new inductees in 1967 on a sheet of paper but the troubled, deeply melancholy expression remained on his face.†   (source)
  • He removed the second to the last journal from the bottom shelf"That's the year our class was inducted into The Ten.†   (source)
  • It wasn't until later that I found out that it was because of my father's membership that I was inducted.†   (source)
  • I was dizzy as I read these words written in the same precise script: Later that evening after the Corps Day ceremonies had ended, I was inducted into a secret organization known as The Ten.†   (source)
  • AMANDA: As you know, I was supposed to be inducted into my office at the D.A.R. this afternoon.†   (source)
  • Among the aborigines of Australia, for example, one of the principal features of the ordeal of initiation (by which the boy at puberty is cut away from the mother and inducted into the society and secret lore of the men) is the rite of circumcision.†   (source)
  • Mr Tanimoto knew that her husband had been inducted into the Army just the day before; he and Mrs Tanimoto had entertained Mrs Kamai in the afternoon, to make her forget.†   (source)
  • Her husband was being inducted, which was all the more reason for me to stick around, and if I was going to the hospital that meant I didn't want her.†   (source)
  • We never knew her well personally, you know: the bishop was only inducted here four years ago, but of course she received us when we went to the ball and the garden party.†   (source)
  • Newman Noggs inducts Mrs and Miss Nickleby into their New Dwelling in the City†   (source)
  • He had been a dishwasher, car-cleaner, plumber's helper and several other things before finally, in Buffalo, he had been inducted into the hotel business.†   (source)
  • For, despite the genial intimacy of Grace Marr—a girl not nearly as attractive as Roberta, and who, because of Roberta's charm and for the most part affected gayety, counted on her to provide a cheer and companionship which otherwise she would have lacked—still the world into which she was inducted here was scarcely any more liberal or diversified than that from which she sprang.†   (source)
  • And after a later conference with his son, he decided that Clyde might be inducted into the very bottom of the business at least—the basement of the Griffiths plant, where the shrinking of all fabrics used in connection with the manufacture of collars was brought about, and where beginners in this industry who really desired to acquire the technique of it were placed, for it was his idea that Clyde by degrees was to be taught the business from top to bottom.†   (source)
  • He was now daily in contact with a type of youth who, because of his larger experience with the world and with the luxuries and vices of such a life as this, had already been inducted into certain forms of libertinism and vice even which up to this time were entirely foreign to Clyde's knowledge and set him agape with wonder and at first with even a timorous distaste.†   (source)
  • For then the courier (who himself would have been a foreign gentleman of high mark in the Marshalsea) would present himself to report that all was ready; and then her father's valet would pompously induct him into his travelling-cloak; and then Fanny's maid, and her own maid (who was a weight on Little Dorrit's mind—absolutely made her cry at first, she knew so little what to do with her), would be in attendance; and then her brother's man would complete his master's equipment; and then her father would give his arm to Mrs General, and her uncle would give his to her, and, escorted by the landlord and Inn servants, they would swoop down-stairs.†   (source)
  • They were all displayed in that chamber of the Castle into which I had been first inducted, and which served, not only as the general sitting-room but as the kitchen too, if I might judge from a saucepan on the hob, and a brazen bijou over the fireplace designed for the suspension of a roasting-jack.†   (source)
  • Friend Rawdon drove on then to Mr. Moss's mansion in Cursitor Street, and was duly inducted into that dismal place of hospitality.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Bagnet concludes that for such a case there is no remedy like a pipe, and fastening the brooch herself in a twinkling, causes the trooper to be inducted into his usual snug place and the pipes to be got into action.†   (source)
  • We may be pretty certain that Mr. Rowson profited in his turn by his young master's liberality and gratitude for the pleasures to which the footman inducted him.†   (source)
  • Of this famous house, some of the greatest noblemen, prelates, and dignitaries in England are governors: and as the boys are very comfortably lodged, fed, and educated, and subsequently inducted to good scholarships at the University and livings in the Church, many little gentlemen are devoted to the ecclesiastical profession from their tenderest years, and there is considerable emulation to procure nominations for the foundation.†   (source)
  • Miss Sharp calculated (for she became, as we shall hear speedily, inducted into most of the secrets of the family) that the mere payment of his creditors cost the honourable Baronet several hundreds yearly; but this was a delight he could not forego; he had a savage pleasure in making the poor wretches wait, and in shifting from court to court and from term to term the period of satisfaction.†   (source)
  • Having inducted his customer into the room, John retired with perfect calmness; and Major Dobbin, not without a blush and a grin at his own absurdity, chose out of his kit the very smartest and most becoming civil costume he possessed, and laughed at his own tanned face and grey hair, as he surveyed them in the dreary little toilet-glass on the dressing-table.†   (source)
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induction as in:  electromagnetic induction

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  • Electromagnetic induction makes electric motors possible.
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  • A sign over a row of wide bay doors read IOI INDENTURED EMPLOYEE INDUCTION CENTER.†   (source)
  • The tasks became progressively harder until they culminated in a successful candidate's induction as thirty-second degree Mason.†   (source)
  • Tess reminds me of Metias, of how he'd nursed me back to health on the day of his induction.†   (source)
  • Fields and circuits, conduction and induction.†   (source)
  • Next he proceeded to the many new discoveries which were being made — Dr. Laycock's bromide therapy for epileptics, for example, which should put paid to a great many erroneous beliefs and superstitions; the investigation of the structure of the brain; the use of drugs in both the induction and the alleviation of hallucinations of various sorts.†   (source)
  • Melekhin, you may open the main induction and vent the engine spaces, then start the diesel.†   (source)
  • "Pain by nerve induction," she said.†   (source)
  • Under more normal circumstances, Hrothgar would have presented your helm himself and we would have held a lengthy ceremony to commemorate your induction into Durgrimst Ingeitum, but events move too swiftly for us to tarry.†   (source)
  • The induction was similar to that endured by Rath in Malaysia, for sex trafficking operates on the same business model worldwide, and the same methods are used to break girls everywhere.†   (source)
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  • "You lost, sugar?" she called out as I crept past, scanning the scenery for the turnoff—"It's a narrow dirt road, blink and you'll miss it," Delia had said-wondering if this was some sort of induction process for new employees or something, like hazing or catering boot camp.†   (source)
  • 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)
  • Instead he returned to the induction center a few days later bearing a fresh urine sample.†   (source)
  • That's the problem of induction in a nutshell," I said.†   (source)
  • That is induction: reasoning from particular experiences to general truths.†   (source)
  • to discover-ask yourself how many independent conclusions you have reached in the course of your life and how much of your time was spent on performing the actions you learned from others-ask yourself whether you would be able to discover how to till the soil and grow your food, whether you would be able to invent a wheel, a lever, an induction coil, a generator, an electronic tube-then decide whether men of ability are exploiters who live by the fruit of your labor and rob you of the wealth that you produce, and whether you dare to believe that you possess the power to enslave them.†   (source)
  • A catapult, an escape-speed induction catapult.†   (source)
  • It was my first hunt after my passage to manhood and induction into Poro, the society of men.†   (source)
  • I have feared this throughout my life, from the day I was adopted by the family Kurohata to my induction into the Imperial Army to even the grand opening of Sunny Medical Supply, through the initial hours of which I was nearly paralyzed with the dread of dishonoring my fellow merchants, none of whom had yet approached me, or would for several weeks.†   (source)
  • Over a hundred members of The Ten were in attendance, and the induction was very impressive indeed.†   (source)
  • What they had come up with, to be made part of the initial telefactor loop, was a device which set up a weak induction field in the brain of the operator.†   (source)
  • The radiation charged Chooka's nervous system with a low induction current.†   (source)
  • This is Werner's induction into the Wehrmacht.†   (source)
  • I STILL REMEMBER THE DAY THAT MY BROTHER MISSED HIS induction ceremony into the Republic military.†   (source)
  • Can't build a stator for a kilometers-long induction field without having it noticed, either.†   (source)
  • I don't know anything about the problem of induction," Danny said.†   (source)
  • They partially beat that with a new kind of electric induction motor, I think, but even then you'd end up with a lot of extraneous machinery inside the hull.†   (source)
  • As it exited the armory, one antimatter friction-induction bomb was subtracted from the Sixers' computerized inventory.†   (source)
  • I would be summoned for a preinduction physical at my local Gravesend draft board, where I had every reason to expect I would be found fully acceptable for induction—what was called 1-A—fit to serve, and standing at the head of the line.†   (source)
  • Then, executing the last of the instructions I'd programmed into it two days earlier, SD-03 lifted the antimatter friction-induction bomb up over its head and detonated it.†   (source)
  • One entry talks about the night of his induction ceremony into Commander Jameson's squad, when I'd fallen ill.†   (source)
  • Go to your induction.†   (source)
  • Hume had previously submitted that if one follows the strictest rules of logical induction and deduction from experience to determine the true nature of the world, one must arrive at certain conclusions.†   (source)
  • They took us to the President's house, blindfolded us, then drove us deep into the country for the induction ceremony.†   (source)
  • Needed steel at new catapult and plenty—Prof asked, if really necessary to put steel around rock missiles; I had to point out that an induction field won't grab bare rock.†   (source)
  • They are interested solely in confirming highly dubious theoretical hypotheses by the logic of analogy and induction, and make no attempt at refutation or inter-sufyective testing.†   (source)
  • But I'll note one key fact: After you've spent years and years trying to knock the patriotism out of a boy, don't expect him to cheer when he gets a notice reading: GREETINGS: You are hereby ordered for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States— Talk about a "Lost Generation!"†   (source)
  • The machine received and amplified the patterns of electrical activity being conducted in the Hangman's, might well call it 'brain', then passed them through a complex modulator and pulsed them into the induction field in the operator's head ...I am out of my area now and into that of Weber and Fechner, but a neuron has a threshold at which it will fire, and below which it will not.†   (source)
  • Neither have I. I haven't seen a first-class match for years— not since Father Graves took me when we were passing through Leeds, after we'd been to the induction of the Abbot at Ampleforth.†   (source)
  • The induction of the Sethian brought them face to face in fierce hostility.†   (source)
  • Was it in the extraordinary voltage obtained from some new kind of induction coil?†   (source)
  • Isabel made a rapid induction: perfect simplicity was not the badge of his family.†   (source)
  • By a philosophic trick—by what they call induction.†   (source)
  • An induction coil gathers the electricity generated and directs it to a specially designed lantern.†   (source)
  • The thing is simply an inference of my own—an induction, as the philosophers say.†   (source)
  • of dates, unless some pitiful incident happened to be connected therewith; that she would burst into tears on being required (by the mental process) immediately to name the cost of two hundred and forty-seven muslin caps at fourteen-pence halfpenny; that she was as low down, in the school, as low could be; that after eight weeks of induction into the elements of Political Economy, she had only yesterday been set right by a prattler three feet high, for returning to the question, 'What is the first principle of this science?' the absurd answer, 'To do unto others as I would that they should do unto me.'†   (source)
  • Now if, after all, I am wrong in my induction from this ribbon, that the Frenchman was a sailor belonging to a Maltese vessel, still I can have done no harm in saying what I did in the advertisement.†   (source)
  • So little are instinctive guesses the fruit of a legitimate induction that, at this moment, as he stood with the door in his hand, Troy never once thought of Fanny in connection with what he saw.†   (source)
  • He had discovered, by dint of industry, or, at least, by dint of induction, he had guessed who the man was whom he had encountered on a certain day in the Grand Sewer.†   (source)
  • He guessed, likewise, by induction, that Porthos was taking his revenge for the defeat of Chantilly, when the procurator's wife had proved so refractory with respect to her purse.†   (source)
  • Isabel followed up this induction with a good deal of eagerness, and was delighted to have found a formula that would lay the ghost of this gentleman's ancient grievance.†   (source)
  • M. Ruhmkorff is a learned and most ingenious man of science; his great discovery is his induction coil, which produces a powerful stream of electricity.†   (source)
  • His doubts did not arise from the possible relations of the event to Joshua Rigg's destiny, which belonged to the unmapped regions not taken under the providential government, except perhaps in an imperfect colonial way; but they arose from reflecting that this dispensation too might be a chastisement for himself, as Mr. Farebrother's induction to the living clearly was.†   (source)
  • To find themselves utterly alone at night where company is desirable and expected makes some people fearful; but a case more trying by far to the nerves is to discover some mysterious companionship when intuition, sensation, memory, analogy, testimony, probability, induction—every kind of evidence in the logician's list—have united to persuade consciousness that it is quite in isolation.†   (source)
  • [2] Ruhmkorff's apparatus consists of a Bunsen pile worked with bichromate of potash, which makes no smell; an induction coil carries the electricity generated by the pile into communication with a lantern of peculiar construction; in this lantern there is a spiral glass tube from which the air has been excluded, and in which remains only a residuum of carbonic acid gas or of nitrogen†   (source)
  • My first draught of nourishment; the giving me my compound name; taking me out the first time to see the sun; investing me with the triple thread by which I became one of the twice-born; my induction into the first order—were all celebrated with sacred texts and rigid ceremonies.†   (source)
  • By turning a switch, I established contact between the induction coil and the glass spiral, and the sea, lit up by our four lanterns, was illuminated for a radius of twenty-five meters.†   (source)
  • These promises are fair, the parties sure, And our induction full of prosperous hope.†   (source)
  • A dire induction am I witness to, And will to France; hoping the consequence Will prove as bitter, black, and tragical.†   (source)
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