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Definitions of Began

  1.   Past tense of the verb begin.
  2.   Of to begin.
  3.   Imp. of BEGIN, v.
  4.   of Begin

Quotes of Began

  1. I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world. – Russell Baker
  2. I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people. – Roger Nash Baldwin
  3. Over the course of two years, we arrived at a point where we began to look at the value added by making information more easily accessible across the intelligence community, both defense and national. – Stephen Cambone
  4. Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth. – Nicolaus Copernicus
  5. I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it. – John Dean
  6. Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism, not so much because I thought it was false, I just decided there was nothing utopian about it. – Henry Flynt
  7. The change began in Somalia, where we discovered that we were involved in an operation where there was no peace, so there was no more a peacekeeping operation because there was no peace. – Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  8. Five years ago we were working on a new album when my health began failing. – Lou Gramm
  9. When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history, which has not been discovered before. – Arthur Hailey
  10. What began as a revolt in response to the King of Great Britain's repeated injuries against the colonies, soon became a passionate and glorious call to fight for the beginnings of a new country. – John Linder
  11. I think that the proposed constitution is one of the European legal documents with the strongest social dimension I have seen since I began following European issues. – Jean-Pierre Raffarin
  12. Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along, and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people. I couldn't get interested in it. And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture. – Ben Shahn
  13. I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. – Conrad Veidt
  14. Towards the end of the Lord Chamberlain's era, when his hold was being loosened, private prosecutions began to happen. A member of staff at the Royal Court ordered to stop the play, and the police were brought in. – Timothy West
  15. Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man. – Patrick White

Usage examples for Began

  1. She began the letter. ” – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. Since you began to play. ” – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  3. “ " I may not see you again," he began – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. Then I began to come to myself a bit. ” – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  5. “ " Oh, I thought-" she began – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
  6. “ " But surely-" began Charmian. ” – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  7. “ " I have come to talk with you," she began – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  8. “ " I suppose not," Harry began – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  9. “ " Well, I've been away," he began – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  10. “ " Oh, but-" she began – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  11. But the little people, who simply end further back than they began what is to be done for them? ” – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  12. We began to wish we had not. ” – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  13. May began to laugh. ” – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  14. “ " The work is going to be hard," he began – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  15. When he began to speak, she stopped him. ” – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  16. “ I began to feel as if I had, too. ” – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  17. One night it began – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  18. They were all ready, and so Mr. Stickatit began – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  19. “ " Yes, but--" Susan began – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  20. But as time went on they began to hope again. ” – Jess by H. Rider Haggard

Rhymes for Began