Usage examples for initiates

  1. Liberals, however firm their belief in Free Trade, should hold, with Lord Welby and his Home Rule colleagues on the Financial Relations Commission, that " even if Ireland initiates a protective policy, in this case, as in that of the Colonies, freedom is a greater good than Free Trade." – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  2. Among the " saints" and " initiates" who work outside the borders of accepted dogma, there are often to be found some whose originality and real spiritual worth is not generally recognised, and instead of turning away from their " visions" and " revelations," we should rather examine them with close attention. – Modern Saints and Seers by Jean Finot
  3. The former generally consider baptism as an ordinance which initiates persons into a particular church, and they say, that without breach of Christian liberty, they have a right to expect an agreement in articles of faith in their own societies. – Christian Sects in the Nineteenth Century by Caroline Frances Cornwallis
  4. The publication of this chart has at least had the effect of establishing a healthy rivalry among the fraternities as regards avoiding the last place on the list, whatever their attitude may be as regards first place; while the scholastic standings of the various fraternities proved their value immediately as an argument with prospective initiates, something almost inconceivable fifteen years ago. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  5. His accidental separation from the corruption of court and courtiers initiates Henry's contact with John Cockle, representative of all the middle- class virtues. – The Toy Shop (1735) The King and the Miller of Mansfield (1737) by Robert Dodsley
  6. Only, it has lacked initiates to lead it, and, proceeding at random without science, it has agitated good and bad spirits together. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  7. The nature of this constellation was, for ages, concealed from all but Initiates; for the reason that, it contains the most important mysteries connected with the human soul. – The-Light-of-Egypt-or-the-science-of-the-soul-and-the-stars-Volume-2 by Burgoyne, Thomas H.
  8. He does not of purpose initiate them any more than he initiates breathing or heart- beat. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  9. I have heard from the lips of initiates themselves accounts of the terrible experiences through which they have passed; some have even urged me to bring the matter before the attention of the authorities. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  10. In other words, the real initiates do not appear upon the scene. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster