Usage examples for nascent

  1. A large portion of this assembly consists of those whose business it is to study Human Nature in all its various forms, and who have taken upon themselves the task of developing that nature in the youth of America, in that rising generation whose duty it will be to carry out the nascent projects of reform in every department of human interest, and make the thought of to- day the fact of tomorrow. – A Lecture on Physical Development, and its Relations to Mental and Spiritual Development, delivered before the American Institute of Instruction, at their Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting, in Norwich, Conn., August 20, 1858 by S.R. Calthrop
  2. What might next have happened he himself hardly knew, for he was an impulsive creature, and Frida's rich lips were full and crimson, had not Philip's arrival with the two Miss Hardys to make up a set diverted for the moment the nascent possibility of a leading incident. – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  3. These thirty millions of slaves, hurled against one another by guilt and by mistake, hurled into war and mud, uplift their human faces whose expression reveals at last a nascent will. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  4. A marquis, properly regarded, is not so much a nascent duke as a magnified earl. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  5. Betty Macdonald gazed at her with a girl's nascent adoration. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. We hear murmurs about a nascent anti- Semitism, and what not. – The Allied Countries and the Jews by Hyman Gerson Enelow
  7. This nascent avarice amused her, as a new trait in his character always amuses the individual. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  8. Here we have the certainty that something new has arisen, a being whose nascent consciousness has gone on increasing in power and definiteness till it has culminated in the higher animals. – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  9. Bent only on beautiful slaves, perfumes and luxuries, they sacrificed their nascent influence to their passion for pleasure. – General Bramble by André Maurois
  10. 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
  11. It was her fate also, by forcing Athens into the front of the Greek states, to give the nascent nation the most inspiriting and enterprising of leaders- the one most fertile in imperial ideas and most apt to proceed to their realization: and in her retreat before that nation she drew her pursuer into a world which, had she herself never advanced into Europe, would probably not have seen him for centuries to come. – The Ancient East by D. G. Hogarth
  12. 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
  13. In encouragement to an expanding commerce, the elevation and education of the masses, the toleration of all creeds, and a wide distribution of political functions and rights, they looked for the salvation of their nascent republic from destruction, and the maintenance of the true interests of the people. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  14. When the broken shell revealed the nascent deity, the multitude were in an ecstasy of excitement at the honour vouchsafed to their city. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Are we to suppose that, wherever tropical forests came into existence, amongst the stock of humivagous lizards were always some which presented those nascent variations which made them keep step with the similarly nascent forests, the overwhelming rest being eliminated? – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  18. Dissatisfaction and disillusion possess him; the negative marks of his nascent intuition of another life, for which he is intended but which he has not yet found. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  19. No doubt our nascent cordiality would have sprung to fuller life- but it suffered a sudden check. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  20. By a continuance of the process, the nascent life displayed became gradually more pronounced. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson