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I have been Chairman of this Company since its inception two-and-thirty years ago.

These all commemorate, as it were, but the inception of the great discovery.

He had been eating, drinking and sleeping watchbird ever since its inception.

Why should a novel about the Stock Exchange 'owe its inception' to a Highland lassie?

It was this fact that destroyed the effort of the bear at the crisis of its inception.

Garlock and James had worked on the ship since its inception.

She has been identified with the New York State union since its inception.

For a while his mind raced with plans, but each died in the minute of inception.

Pure chance had been responsible for the inception of that friendship.

And in what a strange setting was the inception first displayed.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "beginning, starting," from Middle French incepcion and directly from Latin inceptionem (nominative inceptio) "a beginning, undertaking," noun of action from past participle stem of incipere "begin, take in hand," from in- "in, on" (see in- (2)) + cipere comb. form of capere "take, seize" (see capable).

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