beginning (part of speech: verb)
emerging, originating, initializing, germinating, beginning, initiating, inaugurating, forming, creating, conceiving, starting, springing, introducing, undertaking, budding, developing, hatching, embarking, preparing, stemming, sprouting, commencing, birthing, inducting
- There was a gleam of wild, despairing terror in his eyes- revealing the dawning consciousness of approaching defeat, complete and terrible. - "'Firebrand' Trevison", Charles Alden Seltzer.
- It was in the gray of the dawning when James Henry stirred and opened his eyes wide. - "A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia", Amanda Minnie Douglas.
- They are two women and two men; tradition names them Night and Day, Twilight and Dawning. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.