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It caused them to fight for the sole possession of this Paradise upon Earth.

It was caused by the fall of Dr. Benson In the pew while kneeling in prayer.

The book and the personality of Job have caused much controversy.

The glow on her cheeks was not all caused by the fresh air of the spring day.

The russet of oranges is caused by the bite of an insect on the skin.

If the delicate redness of the sky is not caused by dust, what is it caused by?

The episode that had caused her suspension seemed entirely forgotten.

It was the overture to this work which caused so much difficulty to Corelli.

He caused the North Wind to carry it away to a place underground.

The severity of this Winter caused great difficulties in Kentucke.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "produce an effect," also "impel, compel," from Old French causer "to cause" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin causare, from Latin causa "a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit," of unknown origin. Related: Caused; causing. Classical Latin causari meant "to plead, to debate a question."

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