Example sentences for: origin

How can you use “origin” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One must be very cautious in proposing etymologies that attribute the origin of a word to playfulness or frivolity: they often turn out to be folk etymologies and totally empty of anything more than hollow speculation.

  • He seems to regard Haugen's statement of their modern origin as based, in part, on similarities to the Kensington Stone of Minnesota, long considered as fraudulent, although not by everybody.

  • Though European in origin, conspiracism has thrived in the United States.

  • 2 Ga [ 5 21 ] . This includes the divergence of archaebacteria and archaebacterial proteins in eukaryotes, the origin of cyanobacteria, and the divergence of eubacteria and eubacterial proteins in eukaryotes (the latter presumably reflecting symbiosis).

  • It bears about as much semblance to what I've written as a creationist tract attacking evolution bears to Darwin's Origin of Species . It is so outrageous one almost yearns for British laws on libel so that I could force her to prove her claims, such as that I am "evolutionary psychology's anti-Semite" or that my ideas about Jews "represent the broadest, ugliest, and most vicious anti-Semitism passing for scholarship in this country today."


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