All 11 Uses of
- All-out creativity; poetic expression; access to life-giving resources; truly meaningful and respectful relationships; purposeful and life-affirming schooling and work (jobs and more jobs); decent health care; drug and psychiatric treatment as needed; and truly rehabilitative and initiatory practices are a few of the things that do work.†
Chpt Intr. (definition 1)
- It was the Mexican American pachuco who initiated the emblematic tattoos, the signing with hands, the writing of legends on walls.
Chpt Pref. (definition 1) *initiated = started
- This is where new initiates were forced to run through two rows of Tribe members, absorbing a storm of fists and kicks.
Chpt 2 (definition 2)initiates = new members
- She's being initiated into the Tribe.
Chpt 2 (definition 3) *initiated = accepted as a member through special procedures
- The next day they initiated him into the 'hood and he's stayed ever since.†
Chpt 4 (definition 1)
- As the Tribe's influence diminished, Lomas initiated Tribe members into the various sets based on age groupings: the Pequerios, Chicos, the Dukes and the Locos.†
Chpt 5 (definition 1)
- 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.†
Chpt 5 (definition 3)
- It didn't seem half-bad, this initiation.
Chpt 5 (definition 3)initiation = process to become a member of a group
- As the night wore on, Puppet, Ragman and Nat had the initiates pile into a pickup truck.
Chpt 5 (definition 2) *initiates = new members of an organization
- Appropriately, the initiation for new Sangra members involved jumping a cop.
Chpt 5 (definition 3)initiation = procedure for admitting someone into a group
- Topo, the first one to initiate me into the 'hood, sat on the passenger side with a small-brim hat on his head.†
Chpt 10 (definition 1)
(1) (initiate as in: initiate discussions) to cause (something) to begin
(2) (initiate as in: She is a new initiate.) someone who has formally started in an organization, or been introduced to or attained some expertise in a particular field
(3) (initiate as in: initiate into the fraternity) to accept someone's membership into an organization -- typically in a ceremony -- sometimes including a period of instruction and/or test