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 Meanings and Examples of BEGIN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
begin
 v.  start to happen or exist
 v.  have something as the first part
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The neighbourhood would begin to rouse itself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
2  It may be that my remedies, so long administered in vain, begin now to take due effect.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
3  I could hardly begin but Herbert must begin too, so he soon followed.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
4  They begin to close again, and I begin to nod, as the recollection rises fresh upon me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
5  Steerforth himself confirmed this when it was stated, and said that he should like to begin to see him do it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. I ENLARGE MY CIRCLE OF ACQUAINTANCE
6  We begin to close in upon 'em about dusk.'
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
7  I shall begin to assert the privileges of a mother-in-law, if you go on like that, and scold you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
8  I rather think you may, if you begin early in life.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
9  Then she would take up a pen, and begin to write, and find a hair in it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
10  Then she would take up another pen, and begin to write, and find that it spluttered.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
11  If any good should come of me, I might begin to hope; for nothing but harm has ever come of my deeds yet.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
12  She tried several times to begin to speak, but could not.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 4
13  Now I want to begin a suit against him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 34
14  She tried to begin, and all at once burst into tears, and rushed out of the room.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 2
15  She addressed the attache, who was at a loss now what to begin upon.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 6
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Major restoration work will begin in May.
17  His funny stories begin to pall on his listeners after the second time of telling.
18  I ought to begin to think of packing it in as a journalist.
19  Campaigning will begin in earnest tomorrow.
20  The next day the union voted to begin an indefinite strike.
21  The proceedings will begin with a speech to welcome the guests.
22  The pair have often been known to abandon their script and begin ad libbing.
23  Soon afterwards he left to begin his career in the metropolis.
24  The Olympic Games begin with a parade of all the competing nations.
25  The leaves begin to fall when autumn comes.
26  Building of the new library should begin in the latter part of next year.
27  We paced out one hundered meters and then begin to have a race.
28  Today, forget your past, forgive yourself and begin again.
29  The boy justified himself by saying he did not begin the fight.
30  The presentation of prizes will begin in the town hall at nine o'clock.