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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHARGING

The eye alone was sufficient now to watch the charging columns.

Forrest and the wild cavalry of the South were charging on their flanks.

He followed this vigorous attack by charging down into the confused mass.

About how far do you expect your car will go with one charging of the battery?

I went down while we were charging, and then the sun was very high.

She noticed that Gervaise was charging six sous for each bonnet.

The foremost animals had been charging a sighted human enemy.

For two hours the soldiers had been charging the crowds by the light of lanterns and torches.

"Quilliam, sir," said Pete, charging a pipe; but Ross pretended not to hear.

"I lave it with you," said Davy, charging his pipe afresh as a signal of his neutrality.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "a load, a weight," from Old French charge "load, burden; imposition," from chargier "to load, to burden" (see charge (v.)). Meaning "responsibility, burden" is mid-14c. (e.g. take charge, late 14c.; in charge, 1510s), which progressed to "pecuniary burden, cost, burden of expense" (mid-15c.), and then to "price demanded for service or goods" (1510s). Legal sense of "accusation" is late 15c.; earlier "injunction, order" (late 14c.). Electrical sense is from 1767. Slang meaning "thrill, kick" (American English) is from 1951.

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