nascent

Part of speech: adjective

Beginning to exist or develop.

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Usage examples "nascent":

  1. Witness these lines spoken by the King in contemplation of the Countess of Salisbury's beauty, while yet struggling against the nascent motions of a base love:- Now in the sun alone it doth not lie With light to take light from a mortal eye: For here two day- stars that mine eyes would see More than the sun steal mine own light from me. - "A Study of Shakespeare", Algernon Charles Swinburne.
  2. Their nascent leaves, chopped small, were offered to the Silk- worms. - "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.
  3. Hitherto, since Martha's death, she had found in nascent, indolent self- pity the choicest of luxuries. - "The Measure of a Man", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.