Cause in a sentence

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Definition of Cause

  • That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.
  • That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.
  • A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action.
  • Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general.
  • The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain.
  • To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb.
  • Abbreviation of Because.
  • any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
  • a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
  • a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
  • a justification for something existing or happening
  • events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
  • cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  • give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

How to use cause in a sentence. Cause pronunciation.

When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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In looking at this prospect for good work in the cause of civilisation, he was not deceived, he was not allured.
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But I have no cause for revenge.
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The first that stood upon her Pantables, as being chief, was the Whore, and thus it was she manag'd her Cause.
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But told her she durst not make use of the Remedy, she had propounded, First, because it was Sinful, and Secondly because it was very hazardous; for her Husband being sensible of his own Imbecility, was so extreamly Jealous, tho she had never given him any Cause, it would render all attempts of that Nature very difficult to manage; and it would be much better to desist from attempting it, than to Miscarry in the Attempts.
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Unhappy in having without cause lost the Love of a Husband in whom I had plac'd all my Happiness!
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To have my Nose thus cut off, and my Beauty defac'd, and all this without Cause; what can be more barbarously Cruel in him, or render me more miserable!
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Chaste appear, 'Cause many Thirsts are quenched there?
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Often they seem strange, but the initiated very well know that these roads are in accordance to fixed laws, and that even the most exceptional emotions of the soul may be traced back to causes which were capable of giving rise to them and to no others.
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Well, after all, you know, he didn't really cause the damage.
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Various reasons have been assigned as the cause of the destruction of his book-some have said, it was religious remorse for having written the novel at all; others, rage at adverse criticism; others, his own despair at not having reached ideal perfection.
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The eternal quarrel between the old and the young generation, the eternal quarrel between conservative and liberal, was at that time in Russia in an acute stage; and everybody read "Fathers and Children" with a view to increasing their ammunition, not with the object of ascertaining the justice of their cause.
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Thus Bazarov, who seems intended for a great hero of tragedy, is not permitted to fight for his cause, nor even to die for it.
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The typical Russian in the book is Nezhdanov, who is entirely true to life in his uncertainty and in his futility; he does not know whether or not he is in love, and he does not know at the last what the "cause" really is.
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In sharp contrast with him, Turgenev has created the character Solomin, who is not at all "typically Russian," but who must be if the revolutionary cause is to triumph.
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Gorki has been repeatedly imprisoned for his revolutionary ideas and efforts; in 1906, at the very apex of his fame, he came to the United States to collect funds for the cause.
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This single mistake cost the Russian revolutionary cause an enormous sum of money, and may have altered history.
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Gorki, in spite of his zeal for the revolutionary cause, has no remedy for the disease he calls Life.
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Some of them have gone so far as to express the belief that the author is in a conspiracy with the government to bring ridicule on their cause, and to defeat their ever living hopes of better days.
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I prayed for deliverance from the hands of the cruel and blood-thirsty man, and that I might not be left in the power of him who was my enemy without cause.
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Examples of Cause

Example #1
Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
Example #2
But the years go on, and friends have an end.
Example #3
He knew into what subterranean ways he must walk, through what mazes of treachery and falsehood he must find his way; and though he did not know to the full the corruption which it was his duty to Kaid to turn to incorruption, he knew enough to give his spirit pause.
Example #4
The face of an English girl in that place dedicated to sombre intrigue, to the dark effacement of women, to the darker effacement of life, as he well knew, all too often!
Example #5
Foorgat died in his sleep like a child.
Example #6
And by the hand of man.