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Usage examples for generate

  1. In our own nation, these forces have brought strength and prosperity; once released, they will generate rising incomes in these other countries with which to buy the products of American industry, labor and agriculture. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. It seemed to generate a feeling of firm stability. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  3. An earnest desire will in some degree generate capacity. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  4. Accordingly, number is nothing else than the unity of the synthesis of the manifold of a homogeneous perception in general, in that I generate time itself in the apprehension of the perception. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  5. Made up as they are of living nerve substance, the fibers can also generate energy, yet it is their special function to conduct influences to and from the cells. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  6. Just because we haven't learned to generate it- focus it- shoot it out in a stream like water from a hose- there's no use in denying that someone else has beat us to the punch. – The Hammer of Thor by Charles Willard Diffin
  7. All sorts of grain kept entire, will remain sound and good for a long time: but flour will in a comparatively short time, corrupt, and generate worms. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  8. Lives are selfish that are stagnant, and generate disease and death. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  9. Like all inventions it will disturb deeply the classicalist tendency, and this disturbance may generate a new impulse to replace the decadent one of the pioneer. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  10. By a very simple scientific method, or rather let me say by a scientific application of natural means, we generate a form of electric force from the air and water as we move. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  11. At least sixty days would be required for the homeward journey, because we could hardly expect to start from Mars with the same initial velocity which we had been able to generate on leaving home. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  12. Idle, careless thoughts generate a stupidity that will rob you of joy. – Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians by Charles Ebert Orr
  13. On the one hand, there being no such thing as Spontaneous Generation, his moral nature, however it may encourage it, cannot generate Life; while, on the other, his high organization can never in itself result in Life, Life being always the cause of organization and never the effect of it. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
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