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 Meanings and Examples of COMMENCE
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commence
 v.  have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
Classic Sentence: (140 in 10 pages)
1  He then told me that he would commence his narrative the next day when I should be at leisure.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
2  Besides, the strange nature of the animal would elude all pursuit, even if I were so far credited as to persuade my relatives to commence it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
3  We passed a few sad hours until eleven o'clock, when the trial was to commence.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
4  Besides, I found that my understanding improved so much with every day's experience that I was unwilling to commence this undertaking until a few more months should have added to my sagacity.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
5  I knew that every minute was precious to me, yet I remained irresolute in what manner to commence the interview, when the old man addressed me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
6  We accordingly determined to commence our journey towards the north at the expiration of another month.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
7  I have unusual business to transact with you, and I commence by explaining that it is not of my originating.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
8  'Here,' drawing the cloth off with great pride and care, 'are two pieces of furniture to commence with.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
9  He has a remarkable head-voice, and will commence as a chorister.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
10  As we now possess these infallible signs, let us commence our march.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
11  But, as a story should always commence at the beginning, I will tell you the whole in order.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
12  He would read his hymn, and nod at me to commence.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  The stentorian tones of the auctioneer, calling out to clear the way, now announced that the sale was about to commence.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
14  Now from this double point our research must commence, and we will begin it by presuming that what the lad says is absolutely true.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
15  After an hour or so, Mr. Rucastle suddenly remarked that it was time to commence the duties of the day, and that I might change my dress and go to little Edward in the nursery.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
Example Sentence:
1  One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence.
2  Work will commence on the new building immediately.
3  The performances will commence in a minute.
4  Mrs. Fairfax swallowed her breakfast and hastened away to commence operations.
5  Yes, commencement is supposed to be a pleasant day.
6  Although the commencement speaker had some good things to say, we had to laugh at his pomposity and general air of parading his own dignity.
7  The hunter knelt beside the animal carcass and commenced to skin it.
8  They commenced large-scale commercial manufacture of the chairs in January.
9  After the election the new government commenced developing the roads.
10  The newspaper had commenced as a duplicated broadsheet.
11  The day is already commenced which is to bind us indissolubly; and when we are once united, there shall be no recurrence of mental terrors: I guarantee that.
12  In July, 1792, the united armies of Prussia and Austria commenced their march from the German fortresses upon the Rhine into France.
13  The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c., went on for an hour.
14  Education commences at the mother's knee, andevery word spoken within the hearsay of children tends towards the formation of character.
15  The academic year commences at the beginning of October.