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synonyms for initiatory

  • antecedent
  • basic
  • commencing
  • earliest
  • early
  • elementary
  • embryonic
  • first
  • foremost
  • fundamental
  • germinal
  • headmost
  • inaugural
  • inceptive
  • inchoate
  • incipient
  • infant
  • initial
  • initiative
  • introductory
  • leading
  • leadoff
  • nascent
  • opening
  • original
  • pioneer
  • virgin
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How to use initiatory in a sentence

The initiatory ceremony for full membership is now a mock duel in which the arm alone is wounded.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 2VARIOUS
The duties assigned to young medical officers were unimportant—​initiatory rather than definite in kind.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN THE ARMYCHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON
Mr. Howitt has viewed the initiatory ceremonies of more than one tribe, and is familiar with their inmost secrets.
THE SECRET OF THE TOTEMANDREW LANG
Urging Virgin Luck not to quit his initiatory table, the captain reluctantly went at their heels.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Their very position, became thus the initiatory step in their assent to power.
AN ADDRESS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE WAS-AH HO-DE-NO-SON-NE OR NEW CONFEDERACY OF THE IROQUOISHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
That is the object of the organization, declared in the very words of the initiatory obligation.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME 5 (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
You must not, however, practise this initiatory lesson too frequently, lest you give him the wretched custom of pottering.
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
I trust you will not object to the minutiæ of these initiatory lessons, and fancy you have not time to attend to them.
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
As I before observed, you can practise most of the initiatory lessons in your country walks.
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
The first that springs up near him will test the perfection to which he has attained in his initiatory lessons.
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
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WORDS RELATED TO INITIATORY

  • antecedent
  • basic
  • commencing
  • earliest
  • early
  • elementary
  • embryonic
  • first
  • foremost
  • fundamental
  • germinal
  • headmost
  • inaugural
  • inchoate
  • incipient
  • infant
  • initial
  • initiative
  • initiatory
  • introductory
  • leading
  • leadoff
  • nascent
  • opening
  • original
  • pioneer
  • virgin
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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