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Frustration begets anger.
  to cause something — especially to make children
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Note that the past-tense is "begot."
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  • Frustration begets anger.
  • Both science and religion beget humility.
    Hugh B. Brown  --  An Abundant Life
  • Ideas beget ideas.
    London, Jack  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.
    William Shakespeare

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  • A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.
    Bertrand de Jouvenal
  • Christians believe Jesus was God’s only begotten Son.
    Roman Catholic Church - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry V
  • This would occasion distinctions, preferences, and exclusions, which would beget discontent.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
  • In his truthful simple soul, not even the growing greed and worship of gold could beget any vice directly injurious to others.
    Eliot, George  --  Silas Marner
  • Do you know how many children I have buried—children I begot in my youth and strength?
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart

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  • And remember this, boys, God did not send His only begotten Son to hang on the cross so that ye can go around on yeer First Communion day with the paws clutching for The Collection.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Knowing we cannot, I suppose, is what makes us want to beget.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • All it will beget is regret, I tell myself, and what good is regret?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Life begets life begets life begets life begets life.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • All children were to be begotten by artificial insemination (artsem, it was called in Newspeak) and brought up in public institutions.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Lies were told and then exposed, begetting more lies to explain away the initial deceptions.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I wished I too had some kind of scar that would beget Baba’s sympathy.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • "Evil begets evil," my uncle said.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • He have follow the wake of the berserker Icelander, the devil-begotten Hun, the Slav, the Saxon, the Magyar.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • This is my true-begotten father, who, being more than sand-blind, high-gravel blind, knows me not: I will try confusions with him.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Sex begot new life—the ultimate miracle—and miracles could be performed only by a god.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • My brother was begotten in his image.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Rams wrapped in theremogene beget no lambs.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • She was appalled by West Egg, this unprecedented "place" that Broadway had begotten upon a Long Island fishing village — appalled by its raw vigor that chafed under the old euphemisms and by the too obtrusive fate that herded its inhabitants along a short-cut from nothing to nothing.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "Sire, maker, begetter—there are a million names for what he did," Isabelle said distractedly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Poor mothers, beget fine boys, do!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Distance begets distance begets .
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • How easily one can tell the man whose father had true felicity, marrying and begetting!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • By the Riders’ law, she is your shame as surely as if you had begotten her out of wedlock, a disgrace among humans, if I remember correctly.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I like you because I have those same qualities in me and like begets liking.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • This animal, this thing begotten in a bed, could look on Him.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • It was a foolish impulse, but the devil begotten of fear and blind anger was ill curbed and still eager to take advantage of my perplexity.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • In his truthful simple soul, not even the growing greed and worship of gold could beget any vice directly injurious to others.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • But who begets unprofitable sons, He verily breeds trouble for himself, And for his foes much laughter.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • ] Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion Of my more fierce endeavour: [Wounds his arm.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • With all of my heart! I suppose there is something very special about an only begotten son.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Being alone in body and spirit begets loneliness, and loneliness begets more loneliness.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I was vain and frivolous; your wealth and position allured me: I married you, hoping in my heart that your great love for me would beget in me a love for you . but, alas!
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Arthur had been begotten on the night when Uther Pendragon burst into her castle.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • If, Biondello, thou wert come ashore, We could at once put us in readiness, And take a lodging fit to entertain Such friends as time in Padua shall beget.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Fatherhood, in the sense of conscious begetting, is unknown to man.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Her gift of palmistry and other sorts of fortune-telling begot for her at last a witch’s name and fame.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • In his mind, swirling and distant now, the camerlegno’s prayers were a torrent of hopes and sorrows . forgive me, Father . Mother . full of grace . you are the church . may you understand this sacrifice of your only begotten son.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard’s blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • "Yet not so poor," the other replied politely, "for the women of your house do you credit, and you have begotten five healthy sons."
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Thinking begets thinking; as there were no sounds of Mrs. Corney’s approach, it occured to Mr. Bumble that it would be an innocent and virtuous way of spending the time, if he were further to allay his curiousity by a cursory glance at the interior of Mrs. Corney’s chest of drawers.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • We other gods obey you, as submissive as you please, while she goes unreproved; never a word, a gesture of correction comes from you— only begetter of the insolent child.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • A family likeness! aye, he did beget ye, ye young exiled royalties; and from your grim sire only will the old State-secret come.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
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