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Definitions of Begun

  1. of Begin
  2. p. p. of Begin.
  3. Past participle of the verb begin.
  4. Pa. p. of BEGIN.
  5. Imp. & pp. of BEGIN, v.
  6. See begin.
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Quotes of Begun

  1. The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun – John Desmond Bernal
  2. In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. – Buddha
  3. Nevertheless the meaning is not that the blessed bread which is divided, which is offered, and which the apostles received from the hand of Christ was not the body of Christ but becomes the body of Christ when the eating of it is begun – Martin Chemnitz
  4. I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased. – Judy Chicago
  5. We've begun to put fear into those whites who think they can do anything they want to a black person and get away with it. – Charles Evers
  6. My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless I was and how I didn't know to write. – Mary Garden
  7. Everyone has said very supportive things coming out of D. C. today. We can't wait when the race has begun – Katherine Harris
  8. Unfortunately, the food industry has not yet faced this situation and begun taking measures to avoid exploiting our weakness for not knowing when we have had enough. – Marvin Harris
  9. I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center. – Seamus Heaney
  10. I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book. Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself. – Alice Hoffman
  11. Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine -making; there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine. – Thomas Keller
  12. There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun – Alison Lurie
  13. The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process. – Mary McCarthy
  14. Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun – Samuel Richardson
  15. Since the end of the Cold War two main nuclear powers have begun to make big reductions in their nuclear arsenals. Each of them is dismantling about 2, 000 nuclear warheads a year. – Joseph Rotblat

Usage examples for Begun

  1. And when once I had begun I had to keep it up. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. He stopped just as suddenly as he'd begun – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. " You'd better ask it," said Aunt Emma, who had at last begun to laugh a little, as if it was impossible to keep grave any longer. – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. Nay, still more, though knowing and loving her, he had begun to care for everything good and pure that interested her. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  5. But he must go on, now he had begun – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  6. He has begun well, and may yet live to command it. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  7. But I'd begun to wonder and to wonder about him, and to think I should like to hear as he were doing well. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  8. Guns have begun to fire again, so I suppose we shall have to move on once more. – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  9. I had begun to be afraid he had something of the kind in his head, when all at once I saw no more of him. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  10. No sooner had he begun than some awful power which he could not see took hold of him and made it nearly impossible for him to speak. – A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Nephi Anderson
  11. What must I feel, whose life is gone ere it is well begun – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  12. I'd only just begun when you came, and I- I'll start again to keep you company. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  13. The play had begun now on a stage at the end of the hall, but nobody seemed to heed it. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  14. " It seems she had begun to worry about us; she was afraid we two wouldn't get on by ourselves. – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
  15. It has just begun – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  16. If you think so, you must already have begun – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  17. I asked when he had begun thinking of Laffan. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  18. She had scarcely begun to work, however, before her cousin's wife came in again. – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  19. So Americans had begun to make these things for themselves. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. And I should go on, as I had begun – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford

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