Tricia Romano talks to Margaret Cho and “It Gets Better” originator Dan Savage to try to figure it out.
Jim had been one of the promoters of the “super-predator” theory, though he was not its originator.
Barghouti, its originator and primary spokesman, is not shy about pointing this out.
“Elizabeth Warren is the originator,” he said of the comment that energized Republicans in the 2012 race.
Balashev told him why he considered Napoleon to be the originator of the war.
Some of his innovations were later modified, even by the originator himself.
This was not the only institution of a scientific nature of which Davy was an early patron, if not indeed an originator.
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
He was the originator of a natural, realistic, and sympathetic school of literary criticism.
The originator of the process was probably Fox Talbot, an Englishman.
1650s, probably a back-formation of origination. In earliest reference it meant "to trace the origin of;" meaning "to bring into existence" is from 1650s; intransitive sense of "to come into existence" is from 1775. Related: Originated; originating.
originate o·rig·i·nate (ə-rĭj'ə-nāt')
v. o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing, o·rig·i·nates
To bring into being; create.
To come into being; start.