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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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Each and All") and essays such as "The Method of Nature," where it is figured as beyond analysis, "the result of infinite distribution," "perpetual inchoation" (I.124).
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." (61) Aquinas defines the Beatitudes as perfect acts of the infused virtues and of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.