originating

[ uh-rij-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF originating
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He is the embodiment of the literary as distinguished from the originating intellect.

But they were also responsible for originating a priesthood.

To Kentucky belongs the honor of originating the modern camp meeting.

These disputes, originating at Toulon, grew apace in Corsica.

It is a system of arbitrary canons, originating in pure caprice.

To Doctor Letterman, also, belongs the honor of originating this system.

The Farmers' Union is a similar organization, originating in the South in 1902.

Such is the account of this most singular colony, originating in crime and bloodshed.

There is no Reform, physical or moral, for those who persist in the originating vice.

Government, far from originating them, owes to them its strength.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, probably a back-formation of origination. In earliest reference it meant "to trace the origin of;" meaning "to bring into existence" is from 1650s; intransitive sense of "to come into existence" is from 1775. Related: Originated; originating.

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