Example sentences for: origins

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

  • In Chapter 2, Letter Patterns and Distributions, Eckler notes that written wordplay may go back as far as the origins of written language.

  • The total cases from unknown sources is then calculated by estimating the total cases of gastroenteritis in the U.S. and subtracting the cases of known origins.

  • The landmark Swann suit had its origins in the 1955 Supreme Court decision known as Brown II . Brown II gummed up the initial 1954 Brown ruling--which had decreed segregated schools unconstitutional--by saying, in a now-infamous oxymoron, that desegregation should proceed "with all deliberate speed."

  • But even if almost no one is now (or ever) called by these names, it is excellent to have a book that gives their origins, if only for purely academic interest.

  • Nick Humez is the coauthor, with his brother Alex, of a half-dozen books on language and word origins including Latin for People/Latina pro Populo (Little, Brown, Boston: 1976).

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