Usage examples for derived

  1. There was a time in Germany it appears when a man adopted an oath as deliberately as he might take to a trade, it being only necessary, to bring it within the licensed pale, that it should be derived from the symbols of his own or his father's occupation. – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  2. The obligation to support the State or Federal Constitution and the obedience due to either State or Federal Government are alike derived from and dependent on the allegiance due to this sovereign. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  3. I am sorry to say that she derived most of her ideas of grandeur from the New Cut. – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  4. But if the sublime is built on terror or some passion like it, which has pain for its object, it is previously proper to inquire how any species of delight can be derived from a cause so apparently contrary to it. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  5. Price also pointed out the fact that only a small number of persons had derived advantages from these reserves. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot