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bi gin

  • n  Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
  • v  take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  • v  have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
    The DMZ begins right over the hill
    The second movement begins after the Allegro
  • v  set in motion, cause to start
    begin a new chapter in your life
  • v  begin to speak or say
  • v  be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
    The number `one' begins the sequence
    A terrible murder begins the novel
    The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester
  • v  have a beginning, of a temporal event
    The company's Asia tour begins next month
  • v  have a beginning characterized in some specified way
    The novel begins with a murder
    My property begins with the three maple trees
    Her day begins with a workout
    The semester begins with a convocation ceremony
  • v  begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
    begin a cigar
  • v  achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
    This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation
    You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war
  • v  begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

  • NATO warplanes begin a fierce air campaign against Serb positions around Sarajevo.
News & Articles

  • Britt Festivals Begin With Sold-Out Show
    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Britt Festivals begin today with the first concert of its summer series. The pavilion is filled to capacity for Saturday night’s Cyndi Lauper performance. Even in the morning, early risers stood waiting to get the good seats. “I enjoy doing it, I spend a lot of time with my grandkids before … Continue reading »
    June 16, 2013 - NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls
  • Lena Park District to begin Movies in the Park series July 12
    LENA — Lena Community Park District will begin its free Movies in the Park series on July 12.
    June 16, 2013 - The Journal-Standard
  • Divers Begin Lake Michigan Search for Griffin Ship
    Divers begin Lake Michigan excavation in search of lost 17th century ship, the Griffin        
    June 15, 2013 - ABC News
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Sunday Independent (subscription)
    Washingotn - New US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will "begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan."
  • President Bush in Javno.hr
    I believe that the change from Fidel Castro ought to begin a period of democratic transition,said Bush. "Eventually this transition ought to lead to free and fair elections. And I mean free, and I mean fair -- not these kinds of staged...
  • Chris Brown in CTV.ca
    Brown later released a statement saying, "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired."

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