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  • verb Present participle of inaugurate.


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  • Alfred Nobel in inaugurating his prizes, and thereafter Your Majesties, the Nobel Foundation, and the people of Sweden in giving them this elegant and open-hearted expression, have shown the world how to celebrate.

    John C. Polanyi - Banquet Speech

  • One of our trustees who was most active in inaugurating this League always said that his nineteenth-ward experience had convinced him of the unity of city politics, and that he constantly used our campaign as a challenge to the unaroused citizens living in wards less conspicuously corrupt.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • He was, on the very day of his untimely death, exerting all the kindness of his unselfish nature, and prepared, it is believed, to peril all his great popularity, in inaugurating a policy most lenient, most forgiving,

    Memorial Sermons

  • Nevertheless, we were committed to the idea of inaugurating our school during the eighth [film] festival, over a 1-year period.


  • During the past Spring sessions of our schools, we were impressed with the idea of inaugurating a work among the children by which a fund should be raised by all the children of the State, sufficient in amount to erect in the Capitol Square at Raleigh, a monument to the memory of that great and good man, friend of the children and apostle of public education, Calvin H. Wiley.

    Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina, for the Scholastic Years 1898-'99 to 1899-1900

  • American people gained their independence, and naturally they have been imbued with the idea of inaugurating a similar policy in China.

    America, through the spectacles of an Oriental diplomat

  • The only way by which I can temporarily forget the weather is to go back to the day when, in England, the sportsmen were "inaugurating" (there are worse words than that though it is not pure English) the grouse season.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • Minorities have achieved significant accomplishments - such as inaugurating President Barack Obama, the nation's first black president - but there are more obstacles to overcome, said Halbritter, the keynote speaker at the dinner that took place at the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre in Utica.

    The Observer-Dispatch Home RSS

  • It was He Who, in the heyday of His life and almost immediately after His Father’s ascension, conceived the idea of inaugurating His mission by enlisting the inhabitants of so promising a country under the banner of Bahá’u’lláh.

    The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh

  • Danziger Projects is inaugurating its new Chelsea space with two shows featuring portraits of Africans.

    Observing Fine Birds And Fine Feathers


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