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n.1.Act of beginning; commencement; inception.
The setting on foot some of those arts, in those parts, would be looked on as the first inchoation of them.
- Sir M. Hale.
It is now in actual progress, from the rudest inchoation to the most elaborate finishing.
- I. Taylor.
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The inchoation of the Tzu Chi Movement dates back to 1937 when Master Cheng Yen was born to an ordinary family in a small town called Qingshui (located in central Taiwan's Taichung County).
60) In Aquinas's view, the Beatitudes (Mt 5:3-12) refer not only to the blessings of heaven, but also to "a kind of imperfect inchoation of future happiness existing even in this life in those who are holy.
I have emphasized this term in my inchoation in the hope that Fox News will be as kind to me as they were to Al Franken, who was assured a best-seller once Fox attempted to enjoin publication of Franken's LIES (AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM): A FAIR AND BALANCED LOOK AT THE RIGHT (2003) because it allegedly co-opted their spurious motto.