Sentence Examples


  • But the Australians are distinguished by possessing elaborate initiatory ceremonies.
  • Girls, too, were scarred at puberty and had teeth knocked out, &c. The ceremonies - known to the Whites under the native generic term for initiatory rites, Bora - were much the same throughout Australia.
  • As closely connected with religious life, he was an augur and seer; practised magical arts, especially astrology; founded or rendered accessible many important cults, such as those of Apollo and Dionysus; instituted mystic rites, both public and private; prescribed initiatory and purificatory ritual.
  • He was truly a Jew, he had received the initiatory rite, and on the right day.
  • The onset of initiatory sickness in tribal culture is recognized as a difficult, but potentially useful developmental process.

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