in·​cip·​i·​ence | \ in-ˈsi-pē-ən(t)s How to pronounce incipience (audio) \

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since its incipience, the show has been on the cutting edge of comedy

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Yet this modest drama invokes the power of incipience—fear of what will happen next—and amplifies it with lean writing in the service of flawless acting. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Journey’s End’ Review: A Small Beauty About the Great War," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of incipience

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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