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beget (1 this is a late example of the sense)
1. to obtain Ham. III. ii. 8 “You must acquire and beget a temperance.”
2. to produce LLL. II. i. 69 “His eye begets occasion for his wit.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
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