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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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References in classic literature ?
Grewgious in the meantime sat upright, with no expression in his face, and a hard kind of imperturbably polite protest all over him: as though he would have said, in reply to some invitation to discourse; 'I couldn't originate the faintest approach to an observation on any subject whatever, I thank you.
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.
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.
Unlike banks and thrifts that originate loans with the intent of holding them over the long term, the mortgage banking industry originates loans and then sells them to a secondary market--retaining the right and obligation to service the loans.