In 1983, Gaddafi initiates work on the Great Manmade River, a network of wells and pipelines for water.
There must have been literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of initiates, across the millennium of classical history.
The idea that January 1st initiates a period of new beginning is not a flash of Hallmark brilliance.
He does not of purpose initiate them any more than he initiates breathing or heart-beat.
Its sole connection with Masonry is that it only initiates Masons.
In the "Umbrae Idearum" he initiates the work of reconstruction, giving colour to his thought and sketching his idea.
In the first instance it was the transfer of a great Lodge of initiates.
Yet it does not wrap its initiates in a selfish and otherworldly calm, isolate them from the pain and effort of the common life.
The nurse and the priest are initiates of the same knowledge.
The "initiates' road," the leader had said, and the conviction was steady in his mind that he faced some test of alien devising.
"one who has been initiated," 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).
c.1600, "introduce to some practice or system," also "begin, set going," from Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare "to begin, originate," from initium "beginning" (see initial). In some senses a back-formation from initiation. Related: Initiated; initiates; initiating; initiator.