References in classic literature ?
One person begins a story, any nonsense you like, and tells as long as he pleases, only taking care to stop short at some exciting point, when the next takes it up and does the same.
The family were now fairly equipped to begin their struggle with the soil.
In the excitement of this masterpiece Tamoszius Kuszleika begins to edge in between the tables, making his way toward the head, where sits the bride.
If any of our refined and Christian readers object to the society into which this scene introduces them, let us beg them to begin and conquer their prejudices in time.
They are the most striking and lovely part of their outfit - a halo don't BEGIN.
He reflected that when ill luck begins, it does not come in sprinkles, but in showers.
Bow your head in prayer; sing all the hymns, but not too loud and bold; ask after Mis' Strout's boy; tell everybody what awful colds we've got; if you see a good chance, take your pocket handkerchief and wipe the dust off the melodeon before the meetin' begins, and get twenty-five cents out of the sittin' room match-box in case there should be a collection.
It soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again.
They were learning to draw,' the Dormouse went on, yawning and rubbing its eyes, for it was getting very sleepy; `and they drew all manner of things--everything that begins with an M--'
The "Cypria" begins with the first causes of the war, the purpose of Zeus to relieve the overburdened earth, the apple of discord, the rape of Helen.
This mighty contrast thrust itself forward as a fair expression of the odds against which she was to begin her struggle for a subsistence.
So indurated was I at that time to the abomination of the place, that I heard without a touch of emotion the puma victim begin another day of torture.