To the extent the new Conservative Victory Project can achieve just that, it would have commenced a good start.
The 2012 GOP convention has commenced, even if only for a few minutes before ending for the day.
The Arabs rejected it and commenced military action against the Jewish community in Palestine.
But demographic change is like the tide in another way: once it's commenced a-rising, there's no way to turn it back.
Seoul refused to stop, and commenced firing artillery rounds into the disputed waters.
“The reform has commenced,” she cried gaily, seeing how they looked at her.
As soon as we unloaded, it commenced to rain, and kept on steadily till midnight.
On his return without an answer they put him in the Seven Towers, and commenced hostilities.
On the 12th July, General Sumter commenced his brilliant career.
I commenced at exceedingly low prices, but raised these prices as I became more known in this capacity.
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.