Usage examples for incipient

  1. Concerning Mrs. Gilchrist there was not much to be said, even by such incipient iconoclasts as Mrs. Basine. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. According to Mr. Mivart's axiom, the man who, seeing another struggling in the water, leaps in at the risk of his own life to save him, does that which is " destitute of the most incipient degree of real goodness," unless, as he strips off his coat, he says to himself, " Now mind, I am going to do this because it is my duty and for no other reason;" and the most beautiful character to which humanity can attain, that of the man who does good without thinking about it, because he loves justice and mercy and is repelled by evil, has no claim on our moral approbation. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  3. Twice, Calhoun had to use his blast- rifle to discourage incipient charges by irritated bulls or even more irritated cows. – This World Is Taboo by Murray Leinster
  4. She was not so anxious about her sister, however, as piqued that she had not herself gathered one expression of homage, surprised one look of admiration, seen one sign of incipient worship in either. – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  5. A messenger was sent with speed to the Residency for Dr Jenkin, the District Surgeon, but that practitioner was found to be suffering from incipient delirium tremens. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  6. This conception, already incipient in Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, was certain at last to reach some great artist, and be embodied by him in a masterpiece. – The Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring by George Bernard Shaw
  7. Mr. Sharp, still on his legs, took another sip of port and, avoiding the eye of Mr. Culpepper, which was showing signs of incipient inflammation, looked for encouragement to Miss Garland. – Ship's Company, The Entire Collection by W.W. Jacobs
  8. That which shows like disability in one age may be the incipient ability of a later. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  9. And a dark gleam, partly of pain, partly of incipient loyalty, crossed his face. – Trading by Susan Warner
  10. For three years past we have seen the British Empire in peril on all sides, with the addition of depression and incipient rebellion at home, but her horizon is not as dark as it was in 1780, when, with a failing cause in America, England had the whole of Europe against her. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  11. Mr. Walton did much to remove the incipient paralysis and produce a healthy tone in the body politic. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  12. An incipient femoral hernia of the size of 2, 12, cannot, in the undissected state of the parts, be detected by manual operation; for, being bound down by the dense fibrous structures which gird the canal, it forms no apparent tumour in the groin. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  13. An early beginning is one of the great considerations in incipient consumption. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  14. With many misgivings as to incipient failure of eyesight, overworked brain, excessive smoking, and so on, he finally resigned himself to light his candle, get out a book, and pass the night waking, rather than be tormented by this persistent panorama, which he saw clearly enough could only be a morbid reflection of his walk and his thoughts on that very day. – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
  15. But associated with those holding such doctrines were numerous reformers, whose chief offense consisted in their incipient Protestantism. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  16. I mean it, he added, when he caught the incipient rebellion in Jerry's weather- beaten face. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  17. She had seen the hurt look come into his eyes, incipient panic at the flash of anger which had not been meant for him. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  18. I accordingly, in some fear of my own and other people's fear, represented to the passengers that now, in a coach so hot and crowded, with a drawn sword on the coach- box piercing the very lightning, with the thunder- cloud hanging over us, and even with so many transpirations from incipient fear; in short, with such visible danger on every hand, they must absolutely fear nothing, if they would not, all and sundry, be smitten to death in a few minutes. – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  19. As ready money was not wanting, and I was not very particular on the subject of prices, at the end of that time I began to have certain incipient sentiments which went to prove the triumphant success of the experiment. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper