the simple past tense of begin.
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How to use began in a sentence
Dental leaders barnstormed the state, and cities began to fluoridate.
One witness said the gunfire began after a traffic collision, which drew the attention of a nearby police officer.
Their friendship began when Krauss, who was chairman of the physics department at Case Western in Cleveland, sought out Epstein.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion | Nina Strochlic | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The effort to sterilize his image first began when Epstein hired Los Angeles-based spin doctors Sitrick Co.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
At this moment an extraordinary commotion began among the watches.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
She took the fan from Madame Ratignolle and began to fan both herself and her companion.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The women at once rose and began to shake out their draperies and relax their muscles.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
He began his military career at the age of 11, and continued in the service nearly 60 years.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for began
the past tense of begin
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