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 Meanings and Examples of COMMENCEMENT
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commencement
 n.  first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start
Classic Sentence: (140 in 10 pages)
1  You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
2  This was the commencement of a nervous fever which confined me for several months.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  I found several letters, and, among others, one which I discovered from its commencement to be from your father.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
4  But this thought, which supported me in the commencement of my career, now serves only to plunge me lower in the dust.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
5  When the doctors were left alone, the family doctor began timidly explaining his opinion, that there was a commencement of tuberculous trouble, but.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
6  The commencement of the tuberculous process we are not, as you are aware, able to define; till there are cavities, there is nothing definite.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
7  Such as at the commencement of the repast had not been able to seat themselves according to their inclination rose unceremoniously, and sought out more agreeable companions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
8  That two executions of considerable interest will take place the day after to-morrow at two o'clock, as is customary at Rome at the commencement of all great festivals.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
9  It was evident that the execution was, in the eyes of the people, only the commencement of the Carnival.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
10  Noirtier having at the commencement of the discussion been attacked by a sort of apoplectic fit, the affair would necessarily be deferred for some days longer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
11  No," he muttered, "the doubt I felt was but the commencement of forgetfulness; but here the wound reopens, and the heart again thirsts for vengeance.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
12  It proved the commencement of delirium: Mr. Kenneth, as soon as he saw her, pronounced her dangerously ill; she had a fever.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  The first time she left her chamber was at the commencement of the following March.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  I repeated its substance on my return; and Edgar Linton, little interested at the commencement, spoke no more of interfering.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
15  What her last illness was, I am not certain: I conjecture, they died of the same thing, a kind of fever, slow at its commencement, but incurable, and rapidly consuming life towards the close.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  Yes, commencement is supposed to be a pleasant day.
2  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.
3  The hunter knelt beside the animal carcass and commenced to skin it.
4  They commenced large-scale commercial manufacture of the chairs in January.
5  After the election the new government commenced developing the roads.
6  The newspaper had commenced as a duplicated broadsheet.
7  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.
8  In July, 1792, the united armies of Prussia and Austria commenced their march from the German fortresses upon the Rhine into France.
9  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.
10  One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence.
11  Work will commence on the new building immediately.
12  The performances will commence in a minute.
13  Mrs. Fairfax swallowed her breakfast and hastened away to commence operations.
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.