Usage examples for originate

  1. Pray, sir, how and where did the Sylvania Association originate? – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  2. How did it originate? – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  3. Nothing but the rankest faction could originate an opposition to his beneficent administration. – Quodlibet by John P. Kennedy
  4. I have vanity enough to think I possessed a share of your esteem and friendship, which could only originate from your belief that I had a claim to the virtues, truth, candour, and sincerity. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  5. So we go on as if stumbling in the dark, and presently, without our knowing what we do, by some trivial act we originate a train of events which influences our whole future. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  6. 7. Where did the Alphabet originate? – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  7. It is done by six little muscles, arranged in three pairs, which, with one exception, originate in the back of the cavity in which the eye rests. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  8. How did the name originate? – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  9. All treaties in the line of this policy which have been negotiated or are in process of negotiation contain a provision deemed to be requisite under the clause of the Constitution limiting to the House of Representatives the authority to originate bills for raising revenue. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  10. But it must be sincere; one's very own; if one does not originate it one must, at least, give it the impress of one's own inmost mind. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  11. As to the region whence they originate something can be made out already. – The Making of the New Testament by Benjamin W. Bacon
  12. Beyond those active military measures which the exigencies of the time made necessary, Franklin fell in with, if he did not originate, a plan designed to afford permanent protection in the future. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  13. It did not originate new movements. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  14. They do not feel their souls moved by sufficient proselytic ardor to induce them, of their own accord, to originate any thing of that kind, and the generality of them have, probably, not received from Nature the talents requisite to make them leaders in any cause whatever. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  15. The awakening of the passion- its powerful growth, its final triumph- were all depicted in transporting language, in words and acts which seemed to originate, now from the pure heights of the ideal, and now from the depths of an abyss. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  16. He certainly did not originate the word Australia, which does not occur anywhere in his book. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott