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originate from (some place or something)

To come from some place or source of origin. The olives we use to create this oil originate from Greece, so you can be sure that you are getting an authentic flavor. The story actually originated from an idea I had in college about a robot that travels the cosmos absorbing the culture and knowledge of different alien species.
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originate in (some place or something)

To begin in or stem from some place or source of origin. Our family tree originates in Sicily, but we have branches extending to nearly every continent on the planet! It seems like the issue originates in the company's bookkeeping protocols.
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originate with (someone or something)

To begin with someone or something; to have been started or instigated by someone or something. The idea actually originates with my friend Michael, who told me his a dream he had about a robot that travels the cosmos. The trail of dirty money originates with a shell company in the Seychelles.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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My claims that God's personal presence is experienced by humans, that the great monotheistic religions were grounded in such originative experiences, and that humans continue to experience and be both healed and lured by that presence have no clear solution to the consciousness/cybernetic arrangement issue.
For still another first, Everett was the originative force behind the Early American Literature Section (later Division) of the MLA.
Parmenides did not think that the world's primary originative substance was a discernible element such as water, air, or fire.
Regarding the rejection of libertarian agent causation, naturalist John Bishop frankly admits that "the idea of a responsible agent, with the 'originative' ability to initiate events in the natural world, does not sit easily with the idea of [an agent as] a natural organism ...
Where the book enters more novel terrain is in its reworking of sustainable development based on originative (i.e., meditative) thinking and the development of (non-universal) ethics that emerge from place.
Whereas in his early poems he confronted sectarianism in the North in a direct way, once he came under the influence of Ted Hughes, this impulse, Heaney says, "went underground," and he cultivated "the private county Derry childhood part of [him]self rather than the slightly aggravated young Catholic male part." (43) Poetry, Heaney goes on to speculate, derives from "inchoate pieties, prejudices, world-views, whatever," in his case, ones that are "Catholic and nationalist," so his own poetry is a "slow, obstinate, papish burn, emanating from the ground I was brought up on." (44) This originative source is a well from which very different kinds of poems can be drawn up.
Comments the Midrash: "Lot removed himself from the Originative Force of the world.
It is therefore particularly disappointing that she has limited herself, "primarily for reasons of space," to "the 80-year period 1560-1640," especially since the relative paucity of writings by women before 1560 (though these are very important as originative materials) would not have necessitated much more space than the current summary of contexts in her first chapter.
Unfortunately, my teachers had already decided that decision making was best carried out as a purposive activity, what I called "goal-directed," whereas I felt other patterns of decision making, especially one I called "originative," had much to offer.
Such differences can often be accounted for by noting their originative experiences and differing histories' (p.
He rejects Nozick's view that moral responsibility requires incompatibilistic originative value, because persons in Frankfurt examples lack originative value, and they "are surely morally responsible for what they do" (p.
On behalf of this interpretation it may be said that immortality must in any case be attributed to Venus, who is a goddess in mythology and, when deprived of epic garb, must signify the attractive and originative properties of nature.
First, consciousness defined as internal experience is more primitive and more originative than standard modern conceptions of consciousness would have it, rooted as they are in Cartesian or Kantian epistemologies of the subject.
It exists when things become more than just things, but traces and symbols of the presence of an originative power.
Here it is easy to see why some part of reality might fail to conform, since the concept itself does not stand in an originative relation to that reality.