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commencement

a. US and Canadian a ceremony for the presentation of awards at secondary schools
b. US a ceremony for the conferment of academic degrees
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The address which I delivered on Commencement Day seems to have pleased every one, and many kind and encouraging words were spoken to me regarding it.
When the doctors were left alone, the family doctor began timidly explaining his opinion, that there was a commencement of tuberculous trouble, but.
The commencement of the tuberculous process we are not, as you are aware, able to define; till there are cavities, there is nothing definite.
You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.
Phaedrus, a slave by birth or by subsequent misfortunes, and admitted by Augustus to the honors of a freedman, imitated many of these fables in Latin iambics about the commencement of the Christian era.
During this long period these fables seem to have suffered an eclipse, to have disappeared and to have been forgotten; and it is at the commencement of the fourteenth century, when the Byzantine emperors were the great patrons of learning, and amidst the splendors of an Asiatic court, that we next find honors paid to the name and memory of Aesop.
Senior officials will attend the commencements of the runner-up schools.
2008 Commencements via Mediasite Feature Speakers Bill Nye 'The Science Guy,' George H.
The speakers who will be delivering words of wisdom to graduates at the upcoming college commencements include one of Barron's top CEOs, a Nobel Prize winner, the state's lieutenant governor, and someone who can say "Life is good.
Students who may have objections--religiously based objections--to prayer in classrooms or commencements may find it very difficult to express those against the majority.
An estimated 6,500 Valley seniors graduated Thursday as commencements got under way, with an additional 3,270 students attending Valley Los Angeles Unified School District campuses expected to go through ceremonies by the end of this month.
Three Valley colleges will host commencements Thursday.