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She felt her life was just beginning.
The ceremony is due to begin at noon.
My troubles began the night I met Roger.
It began as a practical joke.
All meals begin with a short prayer.
The competition began with one of the teams being disqualified.
We usually use ‘an’ before a word beginning with a vowel.
He began shouting abuse at them.
Suddenly the rain began to fall.
The buds were just beginning to open.
Now we were beginning to feel excited.
I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever find you!
The police have already begun their investigation.
Their truck began the steep descent to the village.
I’d like to begin by thanking you all for coming.
We began the meeting with a discussion about the budget.
He began his working life as a waiter.
I began the book with high hopes.
I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like for him, bringing up three kids on his own.
It all began on one stormy night in May 1998.
This is the British English definition of begin. View American English definition of begin.
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