Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of beginning.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Earlier this month marked the 65th anniversary of what the dancer-turned-choreographer calls his beginnings as a dance maker.

    A Legacy Defined By Moments of Chance

  • Everyone likes to have an opinion and some of the most celebrated opinions are born from “vain beginnings and trivial causes” (WMDs anyone?).

    Just the Facts M’am « So Many Books

  • Memoirs, which chronicles the philosopher's beginnings, is the sort of book one presses on (literate) young women in high school and college when they talk about their struggles to understand their place in the world.

    The recommended daily allowance

  • That his emotions never escape from their beginnings is shown by the way in which, after projecting into him a hallucination of romantic identity with Julia, the regime makes sure that his early feelings return: 'Do it to Julia!

    The Hell of Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Yet this emphasis on new beginnings is also framed by the opening reference to "winter" -- the first of many references to the seasons, but also a reference that reinforces the poem's stress on endings, on the conclusions of natural cycles.

    My Name Was Martha: A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem

  • THE parable of the mustard-seed, of the great tree that grows from the smallest beginnings, is illustrated by many facts of common experience, and nowhere more than in the history of the beginning and progress of the associations among women, which have come to play so important a part in the development of American society.

    Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

  • (SOUNDBITE) Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, saying (English): Today, the collection is called 'beginnings' and it's all about hope and optimism, and beauty and color.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • That the glory of their house, from very small beginnings, is increased greatly, which naturally makes men haughty, insolent, and imperious, Ps.v. 16.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • At the same time, stock markets around the world have experienced a recent rally that some economic pundits characterize as the beginnings of a recovery but could turn around quickly with bad news, he said.

    University of Florida News

  • Moblogging’s current humble beginnings is based on the increasing adoption of wireless imaging.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Augmented Moblogging

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