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  • nouncause, basis
  • nounbeginning, inception
  • nounfamily, heritage

synonyms for origins

  • ancestor
  • ancestry
  • connection
  • element
  • influence
  • motive
  • provenance
  • root
  • source
  • agent
  • antecedent
  • author
  • base
  • causality
  • causation
  • creator
  • derivation
  • determinant
  • egg
  • embryo
  • fountain
  • generator
  • germ
  • impulse
  • inception
  • inducement
  • inspiration
  • mainspring
  • nucleus
  • occasion
  • parent
  • parentage
  • principle
  • producer
  • progenitor
  • provenience
  • roots
  • seed
  • spring
  • stock
  • well
  • wellspring
  • horse's mouth

antonyms for origins

MOST RELEVANT
  • conclusion
  • effect
  • end
  • ending
  • result
  • close
  • completion
  • consequence
  • death
  • destiny
  • finale
  • goal
  • outcome
  • outgrowth
  • termination
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How to use origins in a sentence

Also that the origins of Celtic Christendom contained distinctively Greek elements.
THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAINJAMES OLIVER BEVAN
This is addressed to a very remote cousin in quest of information about the origins of the family.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The Lay, a rhyming romance; Waverley an historical novel; what, it may be asked, is so very remarkable about their origins?
SIR WALTER SCOTTWILLIAM PATON KER
He became especially concerned with historical origins and set himself to learn Latin and Greek that he might get at the sources.
BARON D'HOLBACHMAX PEARSON CUSHING
They speculated as to the origins of political and social institutions and the laws of human progress.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
The Press of Europe, also, has strayed so far from its origins as to be a danger to the State.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
Why, indeed, should the origins of mythology be sought elsewhere than in astronomy?
ASTRONOMY FOR AMATEURSCAMILLE FLAMMARION
To trace to them the origins of Bohemia would be an error, for they never had any part or lot in Bohemianism.
VIE DE BOHMEORLO WILLIAMS
All our attempts to discover origins far behind history must be conjectural.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
This is doubtless a relic of the old creed which refers all human ailments to witchcraft and other spiritualistic origins.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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