If we reverse-engineer the progress of the Boeing 777 from this single moment of clarity, where does it begin to get complicated?
In Washington, a town known for bloviation rather than whimsy or wit, the wacky season is just about to begin.
The whole story of this flight begins to look different if you begin at the end, not the beginning.
First we laugh, then we begin to wonder why the man was so distracted that he didn't notice he'd taken the doorknob with him.
I didn't go there to begin a political career, running time and time again ... Run again?
"The moment we begin business in the morning," went on Mr. Pendergast.
I would make every living thing a cripple, if I could, and I'd begin on you, you!
But it will never do to begin the night's vigil in this low key.
All mass actions seem to begin because the mass wants to act together.
I really don't know what made me begin to cry; it was a mixture.'
Old English beginnan "to begin, attempt, undertake," a rare word beside the more usual form onginnan (class III strong verb; past tense ongann, past participle ongunnen); from bi- (see be-) + West Germanbic *ginnan, of obscure meaning and found only in compounds, perhaps "to open, open up" (cf. Old High German in-ginnan "to cut open, open up," also "begin, undertake"), with sense evolution from "open" to "begin." Cognates elsewhere in Germanic include Old Frisian biginna "to begin," Middle Dutch beghinnen, Old High German beginnan, German beginnen, Old Frisian bijenna "to begin," Gothic duginnan.