Usage examples for begotten

  1. The world is not thus made; man is not thus begotten and nourished. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  2. The secrets of those terrible prison- houses of Spain, where even the eldest begotten son, and the wedded wife of the monarch, were soon afterwards believed to have been the victims of his dark revenge, can never perhaps be accurately known, until the grave gives up its dead, and the buried crimes of centuries are revealed. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  3. He had carried on his official duties in the same manner for a considerable time without molestation, and custom had begotten the feeling of security. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  4. Thus arrogance and injustice is fostered in the boy, and a sense of wrong begotten in the girl; the one is degraded in her own eyes, and in the eyes of her brother; the other is elevated above his just level in his own eyes and his sister's; and heart- burning and jealousies engendered that often last through life. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  5. Burning with love for the son whom he hath begotten in the gospel, our doctor resolves to send him back to his master. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. As he leaned back to drink from the glass she caught the gentle humour of his look, begotten of the incident of a moment before. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  7. It was at Chandragiri that the British Empire in India was begotten it was at Madras that the British Empire was born. – The Story of Madras by Glyn Barlow
  8. I did not willingly engage in this, nor until I had searched word- books of all kinds; a fruitless labour, unless for the hope begotten thereof that my practice in versifying and my love for music may together have created something of at least relative value. – A Practical Discourse on Some Principles of Hymn-Singing by Robert Bridges
  9. Old Judaism, seeing the marvels of the Renaissance, might well exclaim: " Who hath begotten me these?" – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  10. But exceeding proud sits Grimhild, and so wondrous is her state That men deem they have never seen her so glorious and so great, And she speaks, when again in the feast- hall is there silence save of the mail And the whispered voice of women, as they tell their latest tale: Go forth, O Kings, to dominion, and the crown of all your might, And the tale from of old foreordered ere the day was begotten of night. – The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris
  11. A man is bound to the children of his body begotten the people are nothing to him! – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  12. The enemy, now driven into a triangle, fought with demoniacal strength, and that frenzied courage begotten of despair. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  13. He loved the guineas best, but he would not change the silver- the crowns and half- crowns that were his own earnings, begotten by his labour; he loved them all. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  14. His lordship did not, therefore, see these two solid pillars of the British constitution walk across the corner of the Korte Voorhout, cigar in lip, in a placid silence begotten perhaps, of the knowledge that, should an emergency arise, they were of a material that would arise to meet it. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. I swear by the beard of Thy holy Prophet that I will attend more closely to my duties to Thee if Thou wilt get me loose from this ill- begotten monstrosity! – Hanging by a Thread by Gordon Randall Garrett
  16. 3: 13, 14. 4. How was Christ begotten in the flesh? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  17. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, and henceforth there is no more offering for sin. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  18. And it is of such meditations that devotion and, by consequence, other virtues, are begotten – On Prayer and The Contemplative Life by St. Thomas Aquinas
  19. The phenomenon was a war phenomenon due to the war, begotten by the war; for Lady Queenie had said that if she was to do war- work without disaster to her sanity she must have the right environment. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  20. It was begotten as it was again fifteen centuries later, by the immortal genius of Greek poesy. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain