Part of speech: noun

Beginning; source; cause; parentage.

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Usage examples "origin":

  1. " Everything," exploded the man and in his agitation his foreign origin was betrayed by his accent. - "Jack O' Judgment", Edgar Wallace.
  2. I tell you, my creed is as divine in its origin as any that ever existed on the earth! - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
  3. Learning and high principles take the place of noble birth, and cover the shame of a low origin. - "Arabian Wisdom", John Wortabet.