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 Meanings and Examples of INITIATE
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 v.  begin or originate; cause something to begin
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  So he made no trouble at all about leaving at the end of next week, and apparently is willing to initiate a young fellow, Joe Chambers, into as many mysteries of the craft as possible.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
2  His indignation was mounting, now that the initial hurt was subsiding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  Chris wanted those with initial letters in the corner, because he had never seen any before.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: V
4  He felt vaguely that death must make a first choice of the men who were nearest; the initial morsels for the dragons would be then those who were following him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
5  The initial letters alone are given.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
6  He regretted his initial plan, which had at first seemed so practical to him.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Two First Cross-examination
7  also now understood that the court was ashamed to summon those it accused to the attic of this building for the initial hearing, and why it preferred to impose upon them in their own homes.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
8  When she arrived at that letter the paralytic made her understand that she had spoken the initial letter of the thing he wanted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 58. M. Noirtier de Villefort.
9  First, they can decipher all initial letters into political meanings.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
10  "Here," he said; and he wrote the initial letters, w, y, t, m, i, c, n, b, d, t, m, n, o, t.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 13
11  By the kings command, Maitre Corbeau was permitted to add a tail to his initial letter and to call himself Gorbeau.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
12  The chief initial source of this was labor in the army, and his pay and bounty as a soldier.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
13  ceases to be the initials of an individual and becomes the badge of a society.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
14  Here, signed with her initials, is the very note which was no doubt quietly slipped into her hand at the door and which lured her within their reach.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  As to the note, it is important also, or at least the initials are, so I congratulate you again.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence: (66 in 5 pages)
16  An Invoicer participant provides the Invoicing service for calculating the initial price for a purchase order.
17  His initial surge of euphoria was quickly followed by dismay.
18  In the initial stages, the researcher needs to understand the market, and the client's position and objectives within it.
19  The initial response has been encouraging.
20  The initial section of tunnel had to be dug by hand.
21  Payne later expanded on his initial statement.
22  The initial founding of a squatter settlement is, itself, an illegal act and, therefore, a challenge to authority.
23  The debate seems to have lost much of its initial impetus.
24  An initial study will look at the terrorist threat to peace-keeping forces in the Balkans.
25  A decision to exclude a third of the countries on that initial list would be controversial, as debt cancellation is a key element to alleviate global poverty.
26  We would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background.
27  Please initial the emendation you have made in this contract.
28  His warning soon turned out to be well justified, as the attacking ship unleashed its initial salvo from a distance much greater than a Springer captain would have dared to fire.
29  Please just tell me initial of your first name.
30  They are easily confused with the many startups that have recently launched new crypto currencies via an initial coin offering (ICO), a much hyped form of crowdfunding.