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Beginning to exist or to be apparent.  Synonym: incipiency.  "It is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"

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"Incipience" Quotes from Famous Books

... Mr. Stanhope had not Mr. Finnigan's art of the large red lips and the twanging banjo; his thought was scornful rather than envious. He aspired, moreover, to be known as the pilot of stars, at least in the incipience of their courses, to be taken seriously by association, since nature had arranged that he never could be on his intrinsic merits. His upper lip was too short for that, his yellow moustache too curly, while ...
— Hilda - A Story of Calcutta • Sara Jeannette Duncan

... swift illumination up above—a rocket. The scene in which I am stranded is picked out in sketchy incipience around me. The crest of our trench stands forth, jagged and dishevelled, and I see, stuck to the outer wall every five paces like upright caterpillars, the shadows of the watchers. Their rifles are revealed beside them by a few spots of light. The trench is shored ...
— Under Fire - The Story of a Squad • Henri Barbusse

Words linked to "Incipience" :   outset, first, start, incipient, beginning, kickoff, offset, showtime, commencement, starting time, get-go

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