Usage examples for nascent

  1. Thus the scheme of law and order dimly dawns on the nascent soul, and it begins to form clear conceptions of truth, goodness, and beauty; it may achieve something of permanent value, or a work of art or of literature; it may enter the region of emotion and may evolve ideas of the loftiest kind; it may degrade itself below the beasts, or it may soar till it is almost divine. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  2. Each of us, glancing back over his history, will find that his child- personality, though indivisible, united in itself divers persons, which could remain blended just because they were in their nascent state: this indecision, so charged with promise, is one of the greatest charms of childhood. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  3. Hartlib moved from Germany to England, where he became a central organizing figure in both the nascent scientific world and the theological world. – The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650) by John Dury
  4. When in 1823, the nascent liberties of Spain were threatened, he wrote:- I am afraid we shall go to war; I am sorry for it. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  5. No doubt our nascent cordiality would have sprung to fuller life- but it suffered a sudden check. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  6. A marquis, properly regarded, is not so much a nascent duke as a magnified earl. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell