verb (used without object), tran·spired, tran·spir·ing.
verb (used with object), tran·spired, tran·spir·ing.
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Origin of transpire
Examples from the Web for transpire
Nothing was allowed to transpire to disturb the festivities at Greenwich.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
The officers of the engineers had come to join us, ignorant at first of what was to transpire.Hortense, Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
The general, therefore, never allowed any of his intentions to transpire till the moment of execution.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
There would seem to be a poetic fitness in the trend of events should it so transpire.A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
He felt a keen desire to kiss her, and what might transpire at Ruth Merriam's party rose vividly before his eyes.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
Word Origin for transpire
1590s, "pass off in the form of a vapor or liquid," from Middle French transpirer (mid-16c.), from Latin trans- "through" (see trans-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). Figurative sense of "leak out, become known" is recorded from 1741, and the erroneous meaning "take place, happen" is almost as old, being first recorded 1755. Related: Transpired; transpiring.