- v. present participle of commence.
“After the election in Ohio, I received several letters from members of the legislature, offering their support to me as a candidate for United States Senator, to be elected in January to succeed Mr. Thurman, for the term commencing on the 4th of March, 1881.”
“Next to John Sherman he stood the most commanding figure in Ohio politics, and was elected Senator of the United States, his term commencing on the day on which, as it happened, he was inaugurated President.”
“Missouri, and was elected a Senator in Congress from that State for the term commencing in 1863 and ending in 1867.”
“In 1863 he was elected a Senator in Congress from West Virginia, and has since been re-elected for the term commencing in 1865 and ending in 1871.”
“The subject of most general interest in the political world is the election of United States Senator, in a number of the States, for the term commencing on the 4th of March.”
“GENTLEMEN: -- I respectfully beg leave to submit the following report, embracing the amount of expenditures for the benefit of the University, for the term commencing March 3d, and ending November 16th, 1869.”
“January (1877) reported a bill "to provide for and regulate the counting of votes for President and Vice-President, and the decision of questions arising thereon, for the term commencing March 4, 1877.”
“Unless I'm mistaken, Murtha served part of a term commencing in the spring of in 1974 (he was first elected in a special-election upset when the GOP incumbent died), so this is his”
“I follow the example heretofore occasionally permitted of communicating in this mode my approval of the "act to provide for and regulate the counting of votes for President and Vice-President, and the decision of questions arising thereon, for the term commencing March 4, A.D.”
“We have now hastily passed over the first twenty-five years of the history of the town of Dryden, as a whole, commencing from the first settlement in 1797 and extending to the year 1822.”
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