Origin of incipient
Examples from the Web for incipient
But his incipient campaign was scuttled, and he soon separated from his fourth wife.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry|Lloyd Grove|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Similarly, much of the policy rhetoric coming from Washington focuses on fears of incipient inflation that have yet to pan out.
At a dinner with journalists, hedge-fund manager George Soros spoke of an “incipient war in currencies.”Political Tensions Takes Center Stage at World Economic Forum|Daniel Gross|January 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was a prime mover behind the Saudi military intervention in Bahrain a year ago to smash an incipient Shia reform movement.
It seems inarguable that the donation has something to do with the incipient arrival of the unflattering film.Insider: Zuckerberg Wanted to Delay $100 Million Donation|David Kirkpatrick|September 23, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Hearing of which, Colonel Cornwallis and incipient Halifax are much at a loss.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
His eyes were ringed and bloodshot with fatigue, and with incipient snow-blindness.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
She was not only crying, but she was showing symptoms of incipient hysteria.The Seven Darlings|Gouverneur Morris
I had an incipient revulsion from such a fate, and this seemed to me to indicate that moral stirrings were at work within me.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
They are here; they are more than incipient, very much more; but they are not striking.Songs of the Army of the Night|Francis Adams
British Dictionary definitions for incipient
Word Origin for incipient
Word Origin and History for incipient
1660s, from Latin incipientem (nominative incipiens), present participle of incipere "begin, take up," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take" (see capable).