Usage examples for initiates

  1. Some call them puberty glands, because their ripening initiates puberty. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Initiates 59, 313 n. – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  5. In other words, the real initiates do not appear upon the scene. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  6. 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
  7. The precepts imparted to the initiates other than the ritualistic knowledge relating to the initiation ceremony itself, seems to be of the most general kind and pertains principally to daily life and the most obvious maxims of native morality. – The Religion of the Indians of California by A. L. Kroeber
  8. In some of the Greek Mysteries the newly admitted Initiates were fed for some time after on milk only " as though we were being born again." – Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning by Edward Carpenter
  9. The incredibly absurd story of Joshua's commanding the sun to stand still for several hours has a rational explanation, regarded as a myth, well known to initiates to set forth the correction of the calendar, so as to make different periods correspondras one stops a clock to make it agree with the ringing of the standard time by the town bell. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  10. They boast so loudly of their power to disclose these abominations, that they incur the suspicion that the discretion of the initiates baffled their curiosity. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  11. Either the material conditions change, or the pressure of numbers initiates a contest for survival, although more commonly one may imagine both causes in operation at the same time. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. The messenger took her seat among the Initiates and Esmo dismissed the assembly in the solemn form employed on the former occasion. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Mr. Browning initiates his final inquiry by declaring that he will accept only the testimony of fact. – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  19. He does not of purpose initiate them any more than he initiates breathing or heart- beat. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion