initiates

[ verb ih-nish-ee-eyt; adjective, noun ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF initiates
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In secularities it is always Evu who initiates, and Tara admiringly follows.

It is the hidden wisdom of the initiates; the alchemical mysteries of the Ancients.

This is true of the sacred feasts attended by the initiates.

At last he accorded his sympathy to her also, and admitted her to the circle of the initiates.

It is thus that the initiates describe the effect of the Mysteries upon them.

Its sole connection with Masonry is that it only initiates Masons.

In the first instance it was the transfer of a great Lodge of initiates.

The initiates sought to imitate the allegorical birth of the god.

The door opened, and as soon closed behind the two initiates.

The nurse and the priest are initiates of the same knowledge.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who has been initiated," 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).

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