Usage examples for initiation

  1. After the peril through which we had passed, it was a relief to feel that once more I was safe after such a dangerous initiation. – The Adventures of Buffalo Bill by Col. William F. Cody
  2. It is a souvenir from thy brethren to celebrate thy initiation to the Mystic Order. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  3. Not only were they obliged to resign their membership, but the original members of Alpha Delta Phi were compelled formally to submit to re- admission to the University, pledging themselves not to consent to the initiation of any members of the University in the society in opposition to Rule 20. The matter rested here until the following November, when the society presented a second constitution, which was received by the Faculty with the announcement that they had no authority to legalize the society. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  4. And their name is Christ Jesus, in the day of their initiation. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  5. At a yet later day the results of popular suffrage were the breaking- up of this democratic government, and the initiation of an atrocious struggle between rich and poor. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  6. There are nine sacraments: Presentation, Initiation, Admission, Destination, Marriage, Maturity, Retirement, Transformation, Incorporation. – Modern Substitutes for Christianity by Pearson McAdam Muir
  7. And of course the initiation is secret, but I guess it won't be any harm if I tell you about it. –  by
  8. I recommend that the necessary funds be appropriated for the initiation of this work as soon as the contracts are in the hands of Congress. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  9. When I said angels, I spoke of what the world most wants, as well as Crocus; angels in human form, I mean, or rather, in their human state of initiation. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  10. At the end of the third term, Sophomore year, when the members of that class are looking forward to the honors awaiting them, comes off the initiation to the House. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  11. That was Faith's initiation into the workings of Heeler's blouse factory. – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  12. No clouds hide his mind and its creations, which, unlike Wagner's, need no initiation to be understood; they seem to have no hidden meaning, no subtle mystery; one is instantly their friend or their enemy, for the first impression is a lasting one. – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  13. " Well, well; no more of him," interrupted the Rover, a little impatiently, as if he liked not that his companion should look too deeply into the policy of his government, so early in his initiation. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. The mother should anticipate this natural need of the mind for knowledge, and should prepare her daughter for initiation into the higher mysteries of human life by an acquaintance with life in its simpler forms, where it is not complicated by human passions. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett