The many, however, awaited the rebuilding of the mill and the recommencement of work at their old haunt.
But at the music's recommencement he turned directly to her.
They returned home at holiday time with regret, and the recommencement of their scholastic duties was a source of delight.
Nowhere is there the slightest evidence of pause or of recommencement.
More raps with the stick, more scolding, and a recommencement.
After three centuries we are at the eve of a recommencement.
It was the recommencement of religious civil war, with more deadliness than ever.
April, the harvest month, marked the recommencement of ceremonial observances and a revival of social life.
It was like the recommencement of a beautiful dream—like a vanished illusion which had reappeared.
At any time during such a period of rest, a stimulus of any kind will immediately determine a recommencement of the manœuvre.
late 13c., "beginning," from Old French comencement "beginning, start" (Modern French commencement), from comencier (see commence). Meaning "school graduation ceremony" attested by 1850, American English. (Sense "entrance upon the privileges of a master or doctor in a university" is from late 14c.)
I know what you are thinking of -- the class members grouped in a semicircle on the stage, the three scared boys in new ready-made black suits, the seventeen pretty girls in fluffy white dresses (the gowns of the year), each senior holding a ribbon-tied manuscript bulging with thoughts on "Beyond the Alps Lies Italy," "Our Ship is Launched -- Whither Shall it Sail?" and similar topics. [Charles Moreau Harger, "The Real Commencement," "New Outlook," May 8, 1909]