- v. Simple past tense and past participle of commence.
“If he _has not fulfilled_ his promise to write,' but 'If he _did not write_ as he undertook to do' ([Greek: _egrapsen huposchomenos_]); nor 'If he _has commenced and finished_,' but 'If he _commenced and finished_' ([Greek: _arxamenos sunetelese_]).”
“Thus Aristotle avoided the idea that God was inactive and self-contemplative for an eternity, and then for some unknown reason, or by some unknown motive, commenced to act outwardly and produce; but he incurred the opposite hazard, of making the result of His action, matter and the Universe, be co-existent with Himself; or, in other words, of denying that there was any time when His outward action _commenced_.”
“Eight weeks had not yet passed since the term commenced, and yet this was the last day but one.”
“His term commenced on New Year's Day 2003, in a prolonged cold snap for the league's 72 clubs, who were still tearing into each other, and themselves apart, after ITV Digital's calamitous collapse.”
“Patrick Riley arrived here a few days after the term commenced, and has conducted himself in such a manner as to win the approbation of all his teachers.”
“Into the brief silence, Allie said So, how your family commenced is not what you thought.”
“His admission into hospital, 16 days after his prison term commenced, sparked an outcry from medical experts and the public.”
“Chairperson, I have truly enjoyed and appreciated all my interactions and exchanges with the members of the National House since its current term commenced in 2002.”
“Passing an altitude of 6000 feet the aircraft again commenced a series of uncontrolled aileron rolls, and then stabilized in the inverted position descending in a 10-15 degree dive.”
“The search was again commenced during the early evening of September 6th and continued until the 9th without ever finding Posey again.”
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