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originate from something

to come from something or some place. Did you originate from around here? I originated from a different area of the country. Some of our customs originate from old beliefs.
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originate in something

to have had a beginning in something or some place. The river originates in the Andes Mountains. All your troubles originate in your lungs.
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originate with someone or something

to have been started by someone, something, or during a time period or event. Did this policy originate with you? This idea originated with the committee.
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Yes, I said, now I understand: the question which you would have me consider is, not only how a State, but how a luxurious State is created; and possibly there is no harm in this, for in such a State we shall be more likely to see how justice and injustice originate.
And they themselves may well originate from the sea.
Of course I know that this has been in both our minds, Rosa, and of course I am in honour bound to confess freely that it does not originate with you.
And finding nobody about the parlours, it occurred to him, that he could perhaps originate the proceedings with better effect in the kitchen; so into the kitchen he went.
In the meantime, Mrs Podsnap, unable to originate a mistake on her own account, because Mrs Veneering is the only other lady there, does her best in the way of handsomely supporting her husband's, by looking towards Mr Twemlow with a plaintive countenance and remarking to Mrs Veneering in a feeling manner, firstly, that she fears he has been rather bilious of late, and, secondly, that the baby is already very like him.
Some persons have thought that the power of the master over his slave originates from his superior knowledge, and that this knowledge is the same in the master, the magistrate, and the king, as we have already said; but others think that herile government is contrary to nature, and that it is the law which makes one man a slave and another free, but that in nature there is no difference; for which reason that power cannot be founded in justice, but in force.
a free- thinking venture technology firm, today announced the spin-out of Originate Resources, LLC, a full-service staff-augmentation firm.
Also, under the theory that you are more likely to open email that appears to originate from someone you know, spammers and worm writers alike are sending messages that appear to originate from inside your own company, with headers such as "important message from HR" or "About Your Job.
According to Stammberger, they usually originate much more frequently in fissures and narrow spaces of the ethmoid than from ethmoidal cells themselves.
Entities that originate and process cross-border payments are bound by the rules and must enter into specific agreements.