The girl knew enough to cough, turn slightly, and recommence her steady breathing.
After the lapse of a few seconds, all recommence simultaneously.
On the 31st, at seven o'clock, Zentz in a proclamation announced that the bombardment was about to recommence.
We did not, on account of the heat, recommence our journey till the afternoon.
Would he really have to recommence the hated hard labour with which he had already been so familiar?
We accordingly determined the next morning to recommence our journey.
Antonio explained our situation to me, and begged me to recommence my performances.
The firing ceased; still I listened, expecting it to recommence.
He would frequently stop and hold the hand to his eye for a moment, and then recommence his strange work.
Dolly was obliged to kneel down, and recommence at the beginning.
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.