Thesaurus / began
other words for began
- go ahead
- go into
- set up
- break ground
- break the ice
- bring about
- bring to pass
- embark on
- enter on
- enter upon
- get going
- give birth to
- give impulse
- lay foundation for
- make active
- plunge into
- set about
- set in motion
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Here at Holkham Bay in 1876 began the first placer gold-mining in Alaska.
AMERICA, VOLUME 6 (OF 6)JOEL COOK
Just then Mr. Blacksnake wedged his head in under the old log and began to push and wriggle harder than ever.
MOTHER WEST WIND'S ANIMAL FRIENDSTHORNTON W. BURGESS
Anyhow, Jasper Jay began to sulk as soon as he heard the news.
THE TALE OF JOLLY ROBINARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
But even while he was lying wide awake, it began again, and it was such a dismal sound he could feel the goose-flesh forming.
THE QUESTFREDERIK VAN EEDEN
Instead, however, of their laughter lessening, the cachinnations became so violent that I began to feel seriously alarmed.
"Benjamin, come hither," began Mr. Franklin, in his customary solemn and weighty tone.
BIOGRAPHICAL STORIESNATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
He began to covet this girl mightily, even while he told himself that he was a fool for his pains.
MAVERICKSWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
She started to pick busily, while Walter, taking the fish that had been cleaned, began to broil them over the fire.
THE MOTOR GIRLS IN THE MOUNTAINSMARGARET PENROSE
I stooped down rather unwillingly, and began patting the ugliest head I ever saw in my life.
PATIENCE WINSGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
But one day, in his house, there came a musician with a harp, and began to play to him.
MY FRIEND PROSPEROHENRY HARLAND