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i ni shee ay shuhn

  • n  a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    his initiation into the club
  • n  the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
  • n  wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    his dullness was due to lack of initiation
  • n  an act that sets in motion some course of events

  • If you've long wanted to belong to a private club but never joined because of the stiff initiation fee they can run to $50,000 or more or didn't know any members to sponsor .
  • Rosenbaum of the New York Observer used night-vision videocameras last month to capture, for the first time, the initiation ceremony of Skull and Bones--Yale's 169-year-old secret .
  • Less expected, however, is how thoroughly French women have closed the gap with men in terms of number of lovers, age of initiation, and variety of acts engaged in.
News & Articles

  • On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
    On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
    June 19, 2013 - via Yahoo! Finance
  • Research and Markets: CRA Training Series Vol. 4 - Conducting the Study Initiation Visits 2013
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "CRA Training Series Vol. 4 - Conducting the Study Initiation Visits 2013" book to their offering. A study initiation visit's main purpose is to train the investigator and supporting study staff on the objectives of, and planned methodology for, a ...
    June 19, 2013 - Business Wire
  • Timeline reforms increase initiation speed of NCI sponsored clinical trials
    ( Journal of the National Cancer Institute ) The National Cancer Institute and investigators have reduced the deadlines for initiation of trials with the goal of reaching more patients in need of new treatments, according to a study published June 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
    June 17, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Steve Ballmer in Forbes
    didn't agree to a deal by the deadline, Microsoft would "take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo! board," Ballmer wrote.
  • Michael Vick in Boston Herald
    Vick said, "It was wrong, man. I don't know how many times I got to say it. I mean, it was wrong. I feel tremendous hurt (by) what happened. I should have (taken) the initiation to stop it all. And I didn't. And I feel so bad about that now. I...
  • Silvestre Reyes in USA Today
    The initiation of this investigation, if accurately reported, is troubling,Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said in a statement.

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