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Definitions of beginning

  1. the time at which something begins; " They got an early start"
  2. the act of starting something; " he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
  3. the first part or section of something; "` It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
  4. the event consisting of the start of something; " the beginning of the war"
  5. the place where something begins, where it springs into being; " the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; " Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; " Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; " communism's Russian root"
  6. serving to begin; " the beginning canto of the poem"; " the first verse"
  7. at a first stage of development; just becoming familiar with the rudiments or skills or routines; " a beginning bodybuilder"; " a beginning reader"; " a novice cook"
  8. the time at which something is supposed to begin; " they got an early start"; " she knew from the get- go that he was the man for her"
  9. of Begin
  10. The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.
  11. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
  12. That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
  13. Enterprise.
  14. The first cause; the first stage of anything; the source; the starting point.
  15. Origin or commencement: rudiments.
  16. The first cause, act, or state; commencement.
  17. The starting- point; origin; first part; source.
  18. The first cause or origin; the first state or commencement; the rudiments.
  19. First cause; origin; first state; the rudiments.
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Usage examples for beginning

  1. I am just beginning to, now. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  2. Crawford was beginning to get it. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  3. Soon after the beginning of May it disappeared entirely. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  4. Rick started at the beginning – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  5. I saw him beginning to sit up. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  6. Where other men saw but a short way ahead, he grasped the end from the beginning where other minds saw merely a part, his eye was able to take in the whole. – The Boyhood of Great Inventors by A. Fraser Robertson
  7. It may be the end of you and me- or, Bella, it may be the beginning – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  8. He was there from the beginning – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. Somewhere up here in the North there must be a place where those diamonds came from- but I'm beginning to believe it isn't in this part of the country. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  10. It was impossible for me to make a mistake from such a beginning – The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories by W. H. H. Murray
  11. Why, you are only beginning – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  12. That was the idea from the beginning – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. And Philippa told her, beginning from the beginning – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  14. Then life was beginning – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  15. Well, Eric, I will tell you all from the beginning – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  16. Tell it us all over again from the beginning – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. I wrote at the beginning of the week. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  18. Indeed, I was beginning to think I would better leave, though where I should go was more than I could say. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  19. I am beginning to feel the same, Bertie. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  20. This was a fine beginning – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
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