Usage examples for initial

  1. In gazing, or even in attempting to gaze, on the ineffable mystery of his own higher nature, he himself causes the initial trial to fall on him.  Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold by Mabel Collins
  2. I refer to them by their numbers, followed by the initial of the editor's name.  Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  3. The initial shot was fired by artillerists at the break of day on October 24, and America was formally made an active agent in the horrors of warfare on " No Man's Land."  Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  4. After g or r in the same syllable; and h final after a vowel is always silent; also, in a few words after t, and initial in a few words.  1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway