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We speak of "causing" laughter, which we can do; but we cannot give it away.

Both of them have made a botch of their errand,” said he, “and are causing the bride to wait in vain!

Fists often pounded on the bar, causing the glasses to clink.

All the good he heard said of his victim ended by causing him poignant anxiety.

I can see that you are anxious to know what is causing it, but I'm not ready to tell just yet.

It affects the nerves, causing irritability and debility in them.

His head fell on her plump shoulder, causing her to start nervously.

I understand that all right, but I am still in the dark as to what is causing this increase of tilt.

He wondered what vision had been his, causing him to smile as he sank.

Everything she did was natural, and incapable of causing offence.

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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