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A point of entry or beginning
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“Guyon achieves what he has sworn at the starting of the poem, but his victory is not conclusive.”
The action of establishing something or being established
Completed before need or a milestone event
Of, or relating to a foundation or foundations
Beginning, starting, coming into existence
Offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
Present participle for to begin from a particular point in time
“We have organized a meeting that will start in exactly an hour.”
Present participle for to come into existence
“Is it a coincidence that this issue would start from the moment we hired Jim?”
Present participle for to cause to happen or begin
“Inflammatory words between the two opposing factions would start an all-out brawl.”
Present participle for to set up or establish
“The billionaire would start his philanthropic foundation to enhance healthcare and reduce poverty.”
Present participle for to commence or continue a given task
“We have plenty of work to get through, so it's best if we start as soon as possible.”
Present participle for to begin to move in a given direction
“We need to start west and continue for an hour before we reach our destination.”
(of a machine) Present participle for to cause something to begin to work or operate
“You can start the car by turning the key in the ignition.”
(of a machine) Present participle for to begin operating
“My new tablet would start after I pushed the power button.”
Present participle for to jerk suddenly in surprise
“The class would start at the booming voice of their stern teacher.”
Present participle for to move or appear suddenly
“The cat would suddenly start from the living room into the kitchen for no apparent reason.”
(of eyes) Present participle for to bulge out significantly
“Alexia's eyes would start excitedly whenever she discussed her ideas for societal change.”
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