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 n.  the first existence or beginning of anything
Classic Sentence: (208 in 14 pages)
1  There had also been a very strange custom, whose origin was unknown, of marching every Sunday morning past a boar's skull which was nailed to a post in the garden.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X
2  He delighted to live, barrack-fashion, among the elegant furniture, and he bullied the very pictures with his origin.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
3  It was of Eastern origin, having been brought from the Holy Land; and the mixture of the cymbals and bells seemed to bid welcome at once, and defiance, to the knights as they advanced.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
4  "This was, in fact, the origin of our acting," said Tom, after a moment's thought.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
5  All that sounded extravagant or irrational in the progress of the reconciliation might have no origin but in the language of the relators.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
6  Yet scarcely a single accent among the many afloat tonight could have such power to impress a listener with thoughts of its origin.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
7  A few minutes later we were joined by a short, stout man whose olive face and coal-black hair proclaimed his Southern origin, though his speech was that of an educated Englishman.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
8  , of Stepney, the source and origin of the busts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  Fournaye, who is of Creole origin, is of an extremely excitable nature, and has suffered in the past from attacks of jealousy which have amounted to frenzy.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  Lily saw this now in Mrs. Gormer's unconcealable complacency, and in the happy irrelevance with which, for the next day or two, she quoted Bertha's opinions and speculated on the origin of her gown.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
11  DEVIL-DAM, I do not know the origin of; TIT-BIT is obvious; PEQUOD, you will no doubt remember, was the name of a celebrated tribe of Massachusetts Indians; now extinct as the ancient Medes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
12  For at that time, and indeed until a comparatively late day, the precise origin of ambergris remained, like amber itself, a problem to the learned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
13  The spell was soon over, and Mrs. Pontellier could not help wondering if there were not a little imagination responsible for its origin, for the rose tint had never faded from her friend's face.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In V
14  Evidence of their Asiatic origin is deduced from the.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3
15  American is justly proud of the origin of his nation, which.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
Example Sentence: (184 in 13 pages)
16  The disorder in military policy had its origins in Truman's first term.
17  This particular custom has its origins in Wales.
18  And yet woman is coerced through submission to the Symbolic order to abandon feminine desire and a peculiarly feminine relation to origins.
19  I have been amazed at the universality of all of our experiences, whatever our origins, sex or age.
20  The origins of the story are lost in the mists of time.
21  The origins of this ancient structure are lost in antiquity.
22  These discoveries may throw new light on the origins of the universe.
23  The social unrest has its origins in economic problems.
24  His research on the origins of pathogenic microorganisms should help stop the spread of disease.
25  The finding, published in Nature today, pushes back the known origins of the equine lineage by about 2 million years, and yields a variety of evolutionary insights.
26  All theories originate from / in practice and in turn serve practice.
27  Darwin stated that the species originate by descent.
28  The Japanese yen would face the uncertainty that would originate from the Greek uncertainty
29  Your inexperience is an asset and will allow you to think in original and unconventional ways.
30  Back to have in the past, returned to the original.