Usage examples for originate

  1. 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
  2. How did it originate? – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  3. 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
  4. It did not originate new movements. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  5. Pray, sir, how and where did the Sylvania Association originate? – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. If the insult be by blows or any personal indignity, it may be resented at the moment, for the insult to the company did not originate with you. –  by
  9. 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
  10. How did the name originate? – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  11. " All of which merely means she makes the best of an irresistible and tragic impulse, a force which she does not originate and cannot control. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  12. 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
  13. In the equatorial regions, on the contrary, upright wheels placed parallel to the equator will originate a voltaic circuit, and waterfalls will naturally become electric. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  14. What are crevasses, and how do they originate? – Geology by James Geikie
  15. As to the region whence they originate something can be made out already. – The Making of the New Testament by Benjamin W. Bacon
  16. 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
  17. Nothing but the rankest faction could originate an opposition to his beneficent administration. – Quodlibet by John P. Kennedy
  18. 7. Where did the Alphabet originate? – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  19. 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
  20. 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.