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engender
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Definition cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
  • The police in Mexico don't engender confidence.
engender = cause
  • The sincerity of her apology engendered forgiveness.
  • engendered = caused (brought into being)
  • It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
    Menander (comic dramatist of ancient Greece)
  • So long as there are judicially enforceable outer limits, the law will engender legal uncertainty.
  • And therefore let us put an end to such tales, lest they engender laxity of morals among the young.
    Plato  --  The Republic
  • Understanding their common heritage helps to engender shared values.
  • Many Christians believe the Holy Spirit engenders virtue in their lives.
  • For some students, instruction in moral philosophy engenders moral skepticism.
  • We want to better understand forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
  • New Orleans is trying to create more jobs by engendering business confidence in sound municipal government.
  • For every cloud engenders not a storm.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 3
  • Few subjects regarding war engender more controversy than how to take the offensive.
    James Jay Carafano and Paul Rosenzweig  --  Winning the Long War  --  http://www.heritage.org/research/HomelandDefense/the-long-war-ch1.cfm (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • ...and the attempt to do it would inevitably engender suspicion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • engender = cause
  • ...for all the talk this question has engendered over the years, there have been very few attempts within the profession to formulate an official answer.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • engendered = caused
  • I confess that the apathy of religious people on this subject, their want of perception of wrongs that filled me with horror, have engendered in me more scepticism than any other thing.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • engendered = created (caused)
  • From my cold heart let heaven engender hail
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • engender = cause
  • so sure as cold engenders hail,
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • engenders = causes
  • If the poet be pure in his morals, he will be pure in his verses too; the pen is the tongue of the mind, and as the thought engendered there, so will be the things that it writes down.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • engendered = created (caused)
  • I knew that the scent of my blood ... caused him actual pain from the burning thirst it engendered.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • engendered = caused
  • Her trouble was terrible; but was it a thing of her imagination, engendered by an extravagant sensibility
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
engendered = caused

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