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engender
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
  • I had been out, one day, loitering somewhere, in the listless, meditative manner that my way of life engendered, when...
    Chapters 10-12 (37% in)
engendered = caused
  • And he takes,' said my mother, with the tears which were engendered in her affectionate nature, stealing down her face, 'he takes great pains with me; and I ought to be very thankful to him, and very submissive to him even in my thoughts; and when I am not, Peggotty, I worry and condemn myself, and feel doubtful of my own heart, and don't know what to do.'
    Chapters 7-9 (58% in)
  • It is very possible that it had been in my mind a long time, and had gradually engendered my determination.
    Chapters 10-12 (94% in)
  • But I know in what it is engendered, Trotwood, — in how true a remembrance of our having grown up together, and in how true an interest in all relating to you.
    Chapters 25-27 (6% in)
  • I had never doubted his meanness, his craft and malice; but I fully comprehended now, for the first time, what a base, unrelenting, and revengeful spirit, must have been engendered by this early, and this long, suppression.
    Chapters 37-39 (88% in)
  • Such speculations as it engendered within me I kept to myself, and those were faint enough.
    Chapters 49-51 (35% in)

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