What is commencement?

  • (noun): The act of starting something.
    Synonyms: beginning, start
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Famous quotes containing the word commencement:

    After that came commencement day—that great day for which all other days were made. And it went. And that night I felt of myself all over, and to my astonishment, I found ‘twas the same old Rud. Not a single cubit added to my stature; not a hair’s breadth to my girth. If anything, on the contrary, I felt more lank and gaunt than common, much as if a load were off my stomach.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    [T]he late Samuel McChord Crothers, genial wit and essayist, ... after listening to the speeches at a certain Harvard Commencement remarked that he gathered that the world had been in great danger, but that all would now be well.
    —For the State of Massachusetts, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)