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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GENUINE

The one was capable of genuine sympathy; the other not yet of any.

The bread was genuine homemade, a term so often misused in the cities.

These were, however, genuine, and spoke in the name and with the authority of the tribes.

You will know that which is genuine because it makes room for more happiness.

He and Rose would have to get down to a genuine basis, and the quicker the better.

We have really enough to do to look after the genuine article.

And she said so, with a genuine note of wonder in her quiet voice.

To be pleasant with us seemed a genuine concern, though it may really have been otherwise.

Genuine modesty is also distinguishable from extreme bashfulness.

"It went half way through," he said in tones of genuine solemnity.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "natural, not acquired," from Latin genuinus "native, natural," from root of gignere "beget" (see genus), perhaps influenced in form by contrasting adulterinus "spurious." [Alternative etymology is from Latin genu "knee," from a supposed ancient custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn by placing it on his knee.] Meaning "really proceeding from its reputed source" is from 1660s. Related: Genuinely; genuineness.

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