as a verb
Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature
using the word ‘Begin’ as a
The Royal Fleet began in the reign of Henry VII.
From ‘Men of Invention and Industry’, by Samuel Smiles.
She began then to be afraid of appearing rude and impatient.
From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.
It was high time, for I now began to be tortured with thirst.
From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
I began to scramble up the hill, crying out,
“The murderer! the murderer!”
From ‘Kidnapped!’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Certainly, since the mutiny began, not a man
of them could ever have been sober.
A little before dawn, the boatswain sounded his
pipe and the crew began to man the capstan-bars.
Great drops of rain began to patter on the leaves.
Thunder began to mutter, then growl in the distance.
From ‘Phantastes’, by George MacDonald.
She began now to comprehend that he was exactly
the man who, in disposition and talents, would most
From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.
The attorney-general was really extremely patient, but he
was beginning to think that the interview had been long enough.
From ‘The Warden’, by Anthony Trollope.
He deliberately scrutinised each sketch and painting. Three he laid aside.
From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.
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