Lemuel Struthers, the widow of Struthers's Shoe-polish, who had returned the previous year from a long initiatory
sojourn in Europe to lay siege to the tight little citadel of New York.
According to the advice forwarded from the members of the Observatory, the gun destined to launch the projectile had to be fixed in a country situated between the 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude, in order to aim at the moon when at the zenith; and its initiatory
velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards to the second.
and I are going to rebel - we took our initiatory
step this evening.
When Alick had gone successfully through this test of steady- handed manliness, it was the turn of old Kester, at his right hand--and so on, till every man had drunk his initiatory
pint under the stimulus of the chorus.
We always, in this house, propose a month - an initiatory
Newman hastened, with joyful steps, to inform Mrs Kenwigs of his friend's acquiescence, and soon returning, brought back word that they would be happy to see him in the first floor as soon as convenient; that Mrs Kenwigs had, upon the instant, sent out to secure a second-hand French grammar and dialogues, which had long been fluttering in the sixpenny box at the bookstall round the corner; and that the family, highly excited at the prospect of this addition to their gentility, wished the initiatory
lesson to come off immediately.
On my initiatory
visit to the House of Representatives, they divided against a decision of the chair; but the chair won.
Tulliver paid a high price in Tom's initiatory
months at King's Lorton.
These critics have pointed out, for example, that in Verne's works the linkage between scientific discovery and social transformation is almost always muted or nonexistent; that the initiatory
Vernian voyage is generally circular, returning to where it originally began geographically, ideologically, and scientifically; that the implied visions of universal "progress" portrayed in Verne's narratives are often short-circuited by revolutionary individualism and/or anti-imperialist messianism; and that the ostensibly well-ordered and "closed" universe of Verne's realistic referentiality is frequently invaded by the mythological, by the non-mimetic fantastique, and by self-conscious irony.
With the conspiracy theorist and conspiracy victim having hit it off at an initiatory
six-hour dinner, Stone just wrapped three days of in-depth interviews with Castro.
Our liturgies become mere ceremony and not truly sacred, transformative or initiatory
And just as his father introduced Bynum to the ocean of bodies, Bynum guides his own apprentice through this initiatory