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And, husband dear, you have once again struck me a causeless blow.

After Chickamauga, there was very general—and seemingly not causeless—discontent.

Sadly she reminded him that he had struck her the first of the causeless blows.

It was simply a causeless stampede and no one knew how it began.

It is sudden, hot, and apparently as causeless as summer lightning.

God forbid it should affect his mind with causeless uneasiness!

I was young, and my heart rose with the vague and causeless exhilaration of youth.

It did not much matter, after this, whether my suspicions were, or were not causeless.

For this causeless misfortune, for this injury to the people, who then is to blame?

At first he sang wildly, with occasional outbursts of causeless laughter.

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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