Examples of initiative in a Sentence
- Luther's daring initiative thoughts did indeed come from above, but he owed them to no man or age. —Junius B. Remensnyder, What the World Owes Luther, 1917
- Many writers maintain that there is a rule of International Law forbidding the commencement of war without a declaration of war. But such rule, in fact, does not exist, for a great many wars take place without an initiative declaration of war. —Lassa Oppenheim, International Law, 1906
Definition of initiative
- took the initiative in attempting to settle the issue
Examples of initiative in a Sentence
- … on the day before their Club Med flight she took the initiative of telephoning Franco from work, ostensibly to tell him that she had really admired his new place … —John Barth, Atlantic, March 1995
- Following initiatives begun before the First World War, thirty-four states instituted or expanded workers' compensation laws in the 1920s. —Mary Beth Norton et al., A People and a Nation, 1988
- Since the social victim has been oppressed by society, he comes to feel that his individual life will be improved more by changes in society than by his own initiative. —Shelby Steele, Harper's, June 1988
If you want to meet her, you're going to have to take the initiative and introduce yourself.
The company has the opportunity to seize the initiative by getting its new products to the market before its competitors.
The governor has proposed a new initiative to improve conditions in urban schools.
Recent Examples of initiative from the Web
School funding was affected by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, with lawmakers agreeing to spend an additional $400 million on school-safety and mental-health initiatives.
The hope is that groups worldwide would adopt the #PressforProgress theme in initiatives throughout the year.
Last year, then-Democratic West Virginia governor Jim Justice tried to ameliorate this crisis, proposing $450 million new taxes to fund a raise for the state’s teachers, among other initiatives.
And Witherspoon wants you to get involved, too: Purchase Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Door Red ($27;elizabetharden.com), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit UN Women initiatives.
Brown — a Democrat — is a super-popular mayor whose voice has been strong on various issues, including protecting food programs and housing initiatives.
The store’s Conscious Beauty initiative also comes with a series of events to help customers understand the products and meet the founders of Barneys’ featured brands.
As one of Aurora's official boards, the Aurora Education Commission will focus on educational initiatives that benefit Aurora's youth and the overall community, according to a press release from the city.
Toy Story Land will open June 30 as part of Disney’s multi-year initiative to enhance its Hollywood Studios theme park.
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legal Definition of initiative
- the deposing party would ordinarily be required to take the initiative in arranging a deposition
- —Andrews v. Bradshaw, 895 P.2d 973 (1995)
- the court may reduce a sentence on its own initiative
- —Ghrist v. People, 897 P.2d 809 (1995)
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