INCIPIENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INCIPIENT
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 a.  beginning to exist or appear; in an early stage
Classic Sentence:
1  His eye became a degree less opaque: it was as though an incipient film had been removed from it, and she felt the pride of a skilful operator.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
2  It was now the season of incipient preparation for dinner.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  This bore some resemblance to incipient rigour, and was accompanied by a marked sinking of the pulse.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
4  A kind of terror filled her sometimes, a terror of the incipient insanity of the whole civilized species.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
5  The shock and the incipient pain had partly sobered him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In GRACE
6  On the piteous spectacle of the pair spending their evenings in shorthand schools and polytechnic classes, learning bookkeeping and typewriting with incipient junior clerks, male and female, from the elementary schools, let me not dwell.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT V
7  For the first time she recognized the symptoms of infatuation which she had felt incipiently as a child, as a girl in her earliest teens, and later as a young woman.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XV
Example Sentence:
1  I will go to sleep early for I want to break an incipient cold.