The study weighed more than a dozen factors to see which were causing the divergence in mortality rates.
Should our justice system be causing so much harm to so many people when there is an alternative?
But for millions, this deceptively powerful regimen could be causing irreparable harm.
The president should have said it would lead to a cut in overtime for Capitol Hill janitors, causing them to ... earn less pay.
In death, as in life, the funeral of Margaret Thatcher is causing divisions—or so the cliché goes.
It indicates what unbelievable illusions the sense of touch is capable of causing.
A wind blows on the heart, and bursts it, causing death by 'heart failure.'
Added to this it was raw and cold, which had the effect of causing the inhabitants of the big kraal to hug their firesides.
Could I repay all their benefits to me by causing them such a cruel disappointment?
Sometimes poisons are administered, not for the purpose of destroying life, but of causing some slight injury or annoyance.
c.1200, "reason for action, grounds for action; motive," from Old French cause "cause, reason; lawsuit, case in law" (12c.), and directly from Latin causa "a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit," of unknown origin.
In English, sense of "matter of concern; side taken in controversy" is from c.1300; that of "the source of an effect" is early 14c.; meaning "reason for something taking place" is late 14c. Cause célèbre "celebrated legal case" is 1763, from French. Cause why? "for what reason?" is in Chaucer.
late 14c., "produce an effect," also "impel, compel," from Old French causer "to cause" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin causare, from Latin causa "a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit," of unknown origin. Related: Caused; causing. Classical Latin causari meant "to plead, to debate a question."