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It had a final cause, a meaning, a purpose; and that purpose is very good.

"I will tell that now, for it was the final cause of our leaving," I continued.

It does not know the final cause of this most beautiful creation.

Sport had been the final cause of my trip to America—sport and the love of adventure.

Expression is the final cause of poetry, the forms the thing.

All motion, even the slightest, is thus explained by a final cause.

For God is the creating, conserving, dirigent, final Cause of all.

Its essence and its relation to the final cause are incomprehensible.

And if the latter be fit objects of a final cause, why not the former?

All that proceeds from him as first cause must return to him as final cause.

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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