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Definitions of beginning

  1.   of Begin
  2.   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"
  3.   Origin or commencement: rudiments.
  4.   That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
  5.   the first part or section of something; "` It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
  6.   the time at which something begins; " They got an early start"
  7.   the act of starting something; " he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
  8.   the event consisting of the start of something; " the beginning of the war"
  9.   That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
  10.   serving to begin; " the beginning canto of the poem"; " the first verse"
  11.   The starting- point; origin; first part; source.
  12.   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.
  13.   The first cause; the first stage of anything; the source; the starting point.
  14.   The first cause, act, or state; commencement.
  15.   Enterprise.
  16.   The first cause or origin; the first state or commencement; the rudiments.
  17.   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"
  18.   First cause; origin; first state; the rudiments.
  19.   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"

Quotes of beginning

  1. Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education. – Henry Adams
  2. The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness. – Robert Bly
  3. There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives. – Cyril Connolly
  4. I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time. – Cameron Diaz
  5. There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end. – C. S. Forester
  6. They have learned that resistance is actually possible. The holds are beginning to slip away. – George Jackson
  7. South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and, from the very beginning depended far too much on the Western superpowers. As in the case of a person on public welfare, this dependency, which became greater with each day, was quite difficult to shake. – Nguyen Cao Ky
  8. Time is not eternal but was created by God at the beginning – Walter Lang
  9. I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture. – Gyorgy Legeti
  10. Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug -in, I knew from the beginning that I would write it, because the single biggest time consuming factor for me was editing each beam manually. – Robert Patterson
  11. At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it. – Camille Pissarro
  12. The period that I could consider the most important in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution, and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution. But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975. – Jose Saramago
  13. Jesus Christ is the beginning the middle, and the end of all. In the Gospels he walks in human form upon the earth, and accomplishes the work of redemption. – Philip Schaff
  14. I am still simple, just as if I were beginning – Compay Segundo
  15. I did all the work at the beginning up until the point where I couldn't handle the increasingly heavy art production burden alone. I needed, and got, assistance. – Joe Shuster

Usage examples for beginning

  1. And Philippa told her, beginning from the beginning – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  2. 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
  3. “ Crawford was beginning to get it. ” – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  4. “ I am beginning to feel the same, Bertie. ” – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  5. That was the idea from the beginning – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  6. He was there from the beginning – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  7. “ I wrote at the beginning of the week. ” – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  8. 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
  9. Rick started at the beginning – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  10. Why, you are only beginning – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  11. Well, Eric, I will tell you all from the beginning – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  12. Then life was beginning – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  13. 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
  14. “ I saw him beginning to sit up. ” – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  15. Soon after the beginning of May it disappeared entirely. ” – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  16. “ I am just beginning to, now. ” – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  17. This was a fine beginning – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  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. Tell it us all over again from the beginning – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  20. It may be the end of you and me- or, Bella, it may be the beginning – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt

Idioms for beginning