Usage examples for incipient

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. An early beginning is one of the great considerations in incipient consumption. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. And a dark gleam, partly of pain, partly of incipient loyalty, crossed his face. – Trading by Susan Warner
  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. 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
  14. I mean it, he added, when he caught the incipient rebellion in Jerry's weather- beaten face. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  15. 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