have a part in (something)

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have a part in (something)

To be involved in some capacity with establishing, maintaining, or running something. Look, we all have a part in making sure this campaign is successful, so we each have to do our best.
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References in classic literature ?
But, in the first place, New York was a metropolis, and perfectly aware that in metropolises it was "not the thing" to arrive early at the opera; and what was or was not "the thing" played a part as important in Newland Archer's New York as the inscrutable totem terrors that had ruled the destinies of his forefathers thousands of years ago.
He no longer played a part, and he loved sausages, sausages and bacon, than which, in his own proper sphere, there was nothing more loathsome in the way of food.
And besides, he was carefully expositing to her his views on settlement work--views that Bill Totts' adventures had played a part in formulating.