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beget
used in The Adventures of Augie March

6 uses
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Definition
to cause something — especially to make children
  • No, but it is not possible, and the dreary begets its own fire, and so this never happens.
    Chapter 9 (34% in)
  • In the mixture there was beauty—a good proportion—and pimple-insolence, and parricide faces, gum-chew innocence, labor fodder and secretarial forces, Danish stability, Dago inspiration, catarrh-hampered mathematical genius; there were waxed-eared shovelers' children, sex-promising businessmen's daughters—an immense sampling of a tremendous host, the multitudes of holy writ, begotten by West-moving, factor-shoved parents.
    Chapter 8 (3% in)
  • In the nature of the case it couldn't be avoided; and if you were going to prepare impoverished young folks for difficult functions, or if merely you were going to keep them out of trouble by having them read books, there were going to be some remarkable results begotten out of the mass.
    Chapter 8 (4% in)
  • An inhuman thing, if possible, to have so many people together who beget nothing on one another.
    Chapter 9 (34% in)
  • He thought the greatest purity was outside human relations, that those only begot lies and cabbage-familiarity, and he told me, "I prefer stones any time.
    Chapter 12 (49% in)
  • But I must beget secrets.
    Chapter 24 (74% in)

There are no more uses of "beget" in The Adventures of Augie March.

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