The naval officer took the initiative
in calling upon me, and his frankness was such that he told me all about his father, his mother, his sister (who is married to a lawyer of Tula), and the town of Kronstadt.
This time his bilious green eye took the initiative
, and set his bilious brown eye the example of recovered serenity.
At length, Blanche took the initiative
in explaining matters.
I think every one was a little surprised that it should be he and not one of the official detectives who took the initiative
The chief minister said his government took the initiative
to promote farming of peas over potatoes so that the farmers could get more benefit.
When the merger happened, l got a call from him saying he was impressed with me, and I took the initiative
to build a relationship with him.
European Commission took the initiative
to add Star Jet, also based in Kyrgyzstan, to the blacklist after research indicated it was the same company as Star Air, which was licensed in Sierra Leone and already banned within the European Union.
The commission concluded "beyond any reasonable doubt, that the leaders of the Soviet Union took the initiative
to eliminate the pope, Karol Wojtyla.
Ten years ago, the city of Palmdale took the initiative
to bring a hospital to Palmdale.
When Israeli cinema chains refused to screen the film, Palestinians took the initiative
and held screenings in their own areas.
His main whinge is that Labour politicians took the initiative
and the Tories failed to do so.
I am grateful someone took the initiative
to start a group like this.
He took the initiative
in organizing the Vatican conference.
During my service in the United States Congress," he said, "I took the initiative
in creating the Internet.
Unfortunately Towers, as with Wates and Knevitt before him (Community Architecture, Penguin 1987) tends to give the impression that professionals were always in charge and always the people who took the initiative