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Meteorites may hold clues about the origin of life on Earth.
The country’s constitution had its origins in Roman law.
The collection owes its origin to an anonymous donation of drawings.
The college can trace its origins back to the 18th century.
She tries to hide her upper-class origins, but her accent gives her away.
Despite his humble origins, Steen went on to become a Member of Parliament.
All the children will be treated equally, regardless of ethnic origin.
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