The Washington sausage-making process will commence soon enough.
Today, millions of Muslims across the U.S. will commence a month of prayer, fasting, and reflection.
The excerpt begins on Sunday night while they're waiting for Hell Week to commence.
“We like beer,” Taylor says, after mandating that everyone crack open an Mmmhops before the drinking games could commence.
Indeed, all presidents say when they commence wars that they are necessary.
Not till the third day commence the first geological operations.
The office has come to me unsought; I commence its duties untrammeled.
At daybreak on the 14th M. de Villeroy sent word to M. du Maine to commence the action.
At four in the morning, we would turn out, and commence our work.
As we commence a new year, shall we not commence anew to live for God?
c.1300, from Old French comencier "to begin, start" (10c., Modern French commencer), from Vulgar Latin *cominitiare, originally "to initiate as priest, consecrate," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + initiare "to initiate," from initium (see initial (adj.)). Spelling with double -m- began in French and was established in English by 1500. Related: Commenced; commencing.