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Or beget pleasure in another that is troublesome to himself?

For invention and improvement are prolific, and beget more of their kind.

But when both parties have ceased to beget children there shall be no penalties.

He will tell you that he has always known that some day he must wed and do his best to beget a son.

For the praises of God will beget no disgust, neither will they ever cease.

There is nothing like the peace of God to beget good will to man.

If it was necessary, how then could that necessity ever beget liberty?

His virtue is, that he was his father's son, and all the expectation of him to beget another.

For there is not anything more effectual to beget true magnanimity.

If you will marry me you will soon love me—it is the law of love to beget love.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English begietan "to get by effort, find, acquire, attain, seize" (class V strong verb, past tense begeat, past participle begeaton), from be- + get (v.). Sense of "to procreate" is from c.1200. Related to Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan "to get, obtain." Related: Begot; begotten.

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