Usage examples for Initiating

  1. But it was these very measures and successes that led, on the one hand, to the Persian War and the revolt of the newly- acquired provinces; on the other, to that great outburst of religious and racial fanaticism which, under the banner of Muridism, welded into one powerful whole so many weak and antagonistic elements in Daghestan and Tchetchnia, thereby initiating the bloody struggle waged unceasingly for the next forty years. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  2. A correspondent from Dartmouth College writes as follows: I believe several of the colleges have various exercises of initiating Freshmen. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall