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The police in Mexico don’t engender confidence.
  cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
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Archaic usage of "engender" indicates that someone had children.
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  • The police in Mexico don’t engender confidence.
  • The sincerity of her apology engendered forgiveness.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • We want to better understand forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
  • For some students, instruction in moral philosophy engenders moral skepticism.
  • Many Christians believe the Holy Spirit engenders virtue in their lives.
  • New Orleans is trying to create more jobs by engendering business confidence in sound municipal government.

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  • 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  -- 06/29/06)
  • He was concluding with a precis on the unhealthy attitudes engendered by Maycomb County when she interrupted: "Mr.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • ...and the attempt to do it would inevitably engender suspicion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ...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
  • 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
  • From my cold heart let heaven engender hail
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • so sure as cold engenders hail,
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • 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
  • I knew that the scent of my blood ... caused him actual pain from the burning thirst it engendered.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • envy engenders spite [ill will]
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • And we must deal here with the hot blasts of hate engendered in others by that first wrong, and then the monstrous and horrible crimes flowing from that hate,
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Her trouble was terrible; but was it a thing of her imagination, engendered by an extravagant sensibility
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • And surely it must engender some bitterness in you, Starkweather, to know that they so easily left this fate to you…
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • the dusty nature of the job, and the consequent thirst engendered in the operators.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • the perspiration which his rage had engendered
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • the grave emotion that a tear engenders
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • engendering an element in him, which, under suitable circumstances, would break out from its confinement, and burn all his courage up.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Suffering engenders wrath;
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I could tell by the way the sauce ran down her chin that her dish of ravioli pleased her. It was not a sight that engendered into me great appetite...
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Armansky hesitated a second and then went on with a smile that was intended to engender confidence, but which seemed helplessly apologetic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He was crying quietly, and it might have been enough to engender sympathy had he not been wearing a T-shirt splattered with the blood of other students.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • And the only emotion this thought engendered was tired relief.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I had been out, one day, loitering somewhere, in the listless, meditative manner that my way of life engendered, when...
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • ...not engendered by vicious training or corrupting books or...
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • For the sufferings of that night, engendered by his bitter disappointment, he might well have been pitied.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I hope, someday, that I will be surrounded by so much love, so much loyalty and patience, as that boy engenders.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • poverty should engender an honest pride, that it may not lead and tempt us to unworthy actions,
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • hunger for the hope and happiness which the fascination of the dance seemed to engender within them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The blaring music marshaled memories of battles won and lost, engendering arguments between old soldiers who had basically been the assault troops,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Physical diseases, engendered in the vices and neglects of men, will seize on victims of all degrees;
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I tried to hold on to the relief and forget the sorrow this fact engendered.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • ...for eggs are meat, since they engender chickens.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • My mother says I am his son; I know not surely. Who has known his own engendering?
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • ...sparks rain on it in scattering bursts as though they engendered other sparks from the contact.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • The crowds of novices being escorted to the top for a fee, huffed Sir Edmund, were engendering disrespect for the mountain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Our father ... engendered me to hold exalted rank, by birth and by my standing as your queen
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • in dead bodies worms are engendered by putrefaction,
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • ... all this must, in the long-run, engender a certain...
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • But when I revealed to them the calamity in store, and saw how mighty was the terror it did engender, then saw I also that this was the time to strike!
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
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