ORIGINATE in a Sentence

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Yet scarcely a single accent among the many afloat tonight could have such power to impress a listener with thoughts of its origin.

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 Meanings and Examples of ORIGINATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  initiate or invent; start something or cause it to happen
Classic Sentence: (208 in 14 pages)
1  The visit did not originate with him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
2  And finding nobody about the parlours, it occurred to him, that he could perhaps originate the proceedings with better effect in the kitchen; so into the kitchen he went.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
3  This did not originate in inherent shamelessness, but in her living too far from the world to feel the impact of public opinion.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
4  Dinner went off gayly, and although my guardian seemed to follow rather than originate subjects, I knew that he wrenched the weakest part of our dispositions out of us.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVI
5  The idea did not originate in my own discernment, I am bound to confess, but in a speech of Rosa Dartle's.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
6  Large experiments in politics and in co-operative distribution, ventures requiring knowledge, courage, and imagination, do originate in the West and Middlewest, but they are not of the towns, they are of the farmers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
7  But the demands of a free people are hurtful to freedom, since they originate either in being oppressed, or in the fear that they are about to be so.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV.
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  "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
12  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
13  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
14  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
15  , of Stepney, the source and origin of the busts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence: (184 in 13 pages)
16  The archaeologist claimed that the skeleton was primeval origin, though in fact it was the remains of a modern day monkey.
17  Scientific findings that help explain the origins of the universe.
18  The debate about the origins of the universe has been going on throughout recorded history.
19  The disorder in military policy had its origins in Truman's first term.
20  This particular custom has its origins in Wales.
21  And yet woman is coerced through submission to the Symbolic order to abandon feminine desire and a peculiarly feminine relation to origins.
22  I have been amazed at the universality of all of our experiences, whatever our origins, sex or age.
23  The origins of the story are lost in the mists of time.
24  The origins of this ancient structure are lost in antiquity.
25  These discoveries may throw new light on the origins of the universe.
26  The social unrest has its origins in economic problems.
27  His research on the origins of pathogenic microorganisms should help stop the spread of disease.
28  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.
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.