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Examples of nascence in a Sentence

the poem's publication is often regarded as the nascence of the Beat movement
Recent Examples on the Web Go back further, and at its nascence, the entire industry was predicated on the labor of enslaved Black people. New York Times, 28 May 2021 The in silico movement for drug discovery is in its nascence, but researchers like Shoichet have advanced the field over the past four years. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 1 Oct. 2022 Every heart should make peace not with its moods, but rather with the permanent and absolute amateurism that comes with feeling your way through the nascence of what’s next. Richard Morgan, Town & Country, 15 Sep. 2022 And Supergrass’ association with the glut of Britpop bands of their nascence, most of whom didn’t make a dent in the American consciousness, has no bearing on their music, which boasts a timelessness that is admirable. Lily Moayeri, Variety, 14 May 2022 All of the pieces were manufactured in the early 1940s—which happens to be the era when surfing was in its nascence as a sport in America. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2021 In 1965, when Mr. Chadabe was 27 and computer music was in its nascence, he was asked by the State University of New York at Albany to run its electronic music studio. New York Times, 25 May 2021 To say this approach has been well-received by customers and critics is perhaps the understatement of the year, and though still in its nascence Musaafer looks to become a landmark on Houston’s culinary landscape. Joanna O'Leary, Chron, 11 Feb. 2021 Delić has worked on the experiment since its nascence—first as an undergraduate student, then a PhD student, and now as a postdoctoral researcher. Sophia Chen, Wired, 30 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nascence was in 1570

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“Nascence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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