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- n. A time too soon to make a decision or come to a conclusion.
- n. The initial period of an innovation
- n. Initial stages of a project.
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- n. an early period of development
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It was a sad and complicated affair, with the three astronauts—Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin—unfairly bearing the brunt of the blame for a questionable practice involving personal mementos that had been going on ever since the early days of Mercury.
Scientists believe our own sun did not form in the early days of the universe; our sun is instead a second- or third-generation star, formed about 5 billion years ago by a local recoalescence.
I was in my early days at Starfleet Academy; she was attending Stamford University.
Twice in the early days at Menaggio and Cadenabbia, when I did not yet know the course well, and lacked a full understanding of the different pace of play, I accidentally hit into the group in front of me.
I am not a triumvir anymore, and if the early days of the war should go against me, some aspiring wolf on the front benches will spill me—Livia Drusilla, my hold on power is so tenuous!
And there are hints that in the early days of Christianity the title Christos became confused with another Greek word, Chrestos, which means gentle or kind.
In his early days he was a colourist of great purity, a composer with dramatic force, regarded as one of the greatest masters of his time, and surrounded by pupils; but later on, his very success proved his undoing, and the pictures of his maturity and old age, though marked by facility and skill, evidence a certain monotonous melodrama and a thinness of impasto which has not tended to their permanency.
In the early days of our stay he had done us so many favors, and had heard me talking about golf so often, and had confessed so sorrowfully to being a not-very-good player, that Id half seriously suggested I give him a lesson or two as a way of repaying him for his generosity.
Eric gave it a wry look and spoke of the white squatter stockmen and how they disposed of the Kamilaroi Aborigines who harassed them on the plains in the early days of settlement.
The Nevada Gaming Board NGB, which oversees all casino gambling in the state of Nevada, would have been none too pleased, either, if it had found out—although there have been suggestions that the NGB in its early days was nothing but a rubber stamp, approving whatever the casinos wanted.