initiated

[ɪnˈɪʃɪˌe͡ɪtɪd], [ɪnˈɪʃɪˌe‍ɪtɪd], [ɪ_n_ˈɪ_ʃ_ɪ__ˌeɪ_t_ɪ_d]

Definitions of initiated:

  1.   Instructed in the first principles; entered. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for initiated:

  1. The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary. – Henry Miller
  2. True poetry is similar to certain pictures whose owner is unknown and which only a few initiated people know. – Eugenio Montale
  3. I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire. – Robin Morgan
  4. I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous '89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part. – O. J. Simpson
  5. The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer, I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life. – Gloria Swanson

Usage examples for initiated:

  1. The whole affair, as initiated by ourselves, was, in proportion to the German claims, much too elaborate. ” – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  2. Thus Louis and Hector had early been initiated into the mysteries of the chase. ” – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  3. “ Michelangelo brought to its perfection that system of working wholly through the human form which Signorelli initiated – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  4. Nevertheless, I am quite certain, that there is not a minister of state, a favourite, or a single person of whatever rank, initiated by his office into the domestic life of sovereigns, who will not echo my sentiments. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  5. “ A number of us are going to be initiated this afternoon; then we will be Tenderfoot Scouts. ” – Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt-Jones
  6. “ Archy was in that mood which follows heavy drinking by the initiated – Command by William McFee
  7. Still he did not forget his wife; and in his Wanderings in West Africa, a record of this voyage, there is a very pretty compliment to her which, however, only the initiated would recognise. ” – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  8. She has initiated you into all her mysteries, and you owe her eternal friendship and everlasting gratitude." ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. So had the further reading by one's self, for one's self, to get up a particular branch of study; the " swell dinner," as May persisted in calling it in her own mind, though it was simple and social enough- beyond certain indispensable forms and ceremonies- to the initiated the withdrawal once more to the dreary retirement of her own room, since a new girl had neither the requisite familiarity nor the heart to go and tap at her neighbours' doors, where no substitute for " sporting the oak" had as yet been found, and drop in for a little purely human chatter. ” – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  10. Its essence is a mystery in which only a handful are initiated – Comrade Kropotkin by Victor Robinson

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