Begats



genealogical lists, especially those in the Old Testament.
Contemporary Examples

The cause, speculates the enthusiastic Hobson, is a matter of the “begats.”
Why Chicago Is Now America’s Hottest City Raymond Sokolov February 27, 2011

Historical Examples

I spose the begats were very nice people, but Im sure they werent related to ustheyve all got such funny names.
Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott

Every book has its literary parentage, and criticism reads like an Old Testament chapter of ‘begats.’
Shandygaff Christopher Morley

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    (especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring). to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power. Contemporary Examples And just as buying begets more buying, selling often begets more selling. Japan’s Stock Market Suffers as Investors Worry About Success of Abenomics William O’Connor June 12, 2013 It also begets […]

  • Begetter

    (especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring). to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power. Historical Examples Such were the deeds of the begetter and giver of being, Tepeuh, Gucumatz. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2 Hubert Howe Bancroft begetter of intelligence reached by intuition, not […]



  • Begetting

    (especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring). to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power. Contemporary Examples But it takes a special kind of ease and openness for all this begetting to take place. Why Chicago Is Now America’s Hottest City Raymond Sokolov February 27, 2011 Which raises […]

  • Beggar

    a person who begs alms or lives by begging. a penniless person. a wretched fellow; rogue: the surly beggar who collects the rents. a child or youngster (usually preceded by little): a sudden urge to hug the little beggar. to reduce to utter poverty; impoverish: The family had been beggared by the war. to cause […]



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