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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BELONG

The boat he supposed to belong to Robert, and he was determined to spoil it.

But I would rather do it than live on money that did not belong to me.

The greater part of these taxes, however, do not belong to the King personally.

Only an individual here and there sees that freedom and domination must belong to us.

Oh, no, I am wrong; it would take more than that to tell where you belong.

They did not belong to the class who can be beguiled into evening schools.

The eight children do not belong to the woman in any real or legal sense.

You belong to the profession, and know what would be the consequence if I did so.

There is only Stineli in the whole world to whom I belong, or who troubles her head about me!

Yes; and every evening, when it is most beautiful, I must be off and away, because I belong to nobody.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to go along with, properly relate to," from be- intensive prefix, + longen "to go," from Old English langian "pertain to, to go along with," of unknown origin. Senses of "be the property of" and "be a member of" first recorded late 14c. Cognate with Middle Dutch belanghen, Dutch belangen, German belangen. Replaced earlier Old English gelang, with completive prefix ge-.

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