Usage examples for launching

  1. She had expended much on the enterprise of launching him to glory, and those coins seemed to be all that had filtered through to him. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  2. It had seemed impossible that the sheriff could actually sit this length of time in such an assemblage without launching into the stories for which he was famous. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  3. Voltaire's piercing common sense, Hume's deep- set sagacity, Montesquieu's caution, prevented them from launching very far on to this metaphysical sea of nature and natural laws and states, but none of them asked those critical questions in relation to such matters which occur so promptly in the present day to persons far inferior to them in intellectual strength. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley