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 Meanings and Examples of CAUSE
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cause
 n.  a person or thing that gives rise to an action
 v.  make something happen
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The cause of death was a deep stab in the left side, which must have penetrated the heart.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  I guess she is now," the other cried, defiantly; "she's mine 'cause I saved her.'
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
3  Men who die from heart disease, or any sudden natural cause, never by any chance exhibit agitation upon their features.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
4  Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
5  Private feeling must yield to the common cause.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV
6  The face touched hers, and she knew that there were tears upon it too, and she the cause of them.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
7  Add to all this, Cedric had fasted since noon, and his usual supper hour was long past, a cause of irritation common to country squires, both in ancient and modern times.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
8  But my steward has expounded to you the cause of my seeming discourtesy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  Cedric saw the motion and its cause.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  Under the various burdens imposed by this unhappy state of affairs, the people of England suffered deeply for the present, and had yet more dreadful cause to fear for the future.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
11  An obstacle occurred to this his favourite project, in the mutual attachment of his ward and his son and hence the original cause of the banishment of Wilfred from the house of his father.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
12  But Front-de-Boeuf was accustomed to see men of all ranks tremble in his presence, so that the timidity of the supposed father did not give him any cause of suspicion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  Look forth again, Rebecca," said Ivanhoe, mistaking the cause of her retiring; "the archery must in some degree have ceased, since they are now fighting hand to hand.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
14  He then explained to Nathan the pressing cause of his journey.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
15  You have no cause," answered Bois-Guilbert, gravely; "my former frantic attempts you have not now to dread.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Investigators are searching the wreckage of the plane to try to find the cause of the tragedy.
17  Mental disorders, drug use and hypnosis can all cause people to hallucinate.
18  The rupture of a blood vessel usually cause the mark of a bruise.
19  An amateur video of the crash failed to reveal the cause.
20  Her visit did not cause me much surprise.
21  The cause of suffering is selfish desire, whether it is the desire for pleasure, desire for revenge, or simply desire for a long life.
22  If disease is allowed to spread among the crops, it will cause wide spread devastation.
23  Poverty is not a sufficient cause for disgrace, but poverty without resolution to help oneself, is a disgrace.
24  One wrong thought may cause a lifelong regret.
25  The wrong chemical balance can cause severe distortion of the photographic image.
26  The cause of the fire is not yet known.
27  Both deny conspiring to cause actual bodily harm.
28  Heavy drinking can cause permanent damage to the brain.
29  You'd better bring, cause I'll bring every I've got it.
30  Carbon dust and oil build up in large motors and cause them to short-circuit.