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begat

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Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
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begat

  1. (archaic) Simple past of beget.

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Noun

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begat

Plural
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  1. (nonstandard) An element of a lineage, especially of a lineage given in the Bible
    Usage note: This is uncommon in the singular.
    • "a Bunch of Begats" — [3]
    • "When was the last time you heard a sermon on the Begats?" — [4]
    • "Matthew has very good reasons to begin his gospel with the 'boring begats.'" — [5]
    • "The begats are very important, and they are anything but boring, if they are studied carefully." — [6]

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