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start talking

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come into existence

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to begin with: at first

to begin with: firstly

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Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)

have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

begin to speak or say

be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series

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have a beginning, of a temporal event

have a beginning characterized in some specified way

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begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object

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achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative

begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

References in classic literature ?
On this occasion she asked me very craftily when grandfather expected to begin planting corn.
Now a good many of the guests have finished, and, since there is no pretense of ceremony, the banquet begins to break up.
The ceremony begins again--but there are few now left to dance with, and so very soon the collection is over and promiscuous dances once more begin.
Sometimes he would sit backward, with his face to the horse's tail and sides, and then, with a whoop and a somerset, come right side up in his place again, and, drawing on a grave face, begin to lecture Andy in high-sounding tones for laughing and playing the fool.
That tailor Billings, from Tennessee, wrote poetry that Homer and Shakespeare couldn't begin to come up to; but nobody would print it, nobody read it but his neighbors, an ignorant lot, and they laughed at it.
The Dormouse had closed its eyes by this time, and was going off into a doze; but, on being pinched by the Hatter, it woke up again with a little shriek, and went on: `--that begins with an M, such as mouse-traps, and the moon, and memory, and muchness-- you know you say things are "much of a muchness"--did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness?
This was done by means of the "Returns", a poem in five books ascribed to Agias or Hegias of Troezen, which begins where the "Sack of Troy" ends.
And I, of course, shall be panic-stricken as usual, I shall begin bowing and scraping before her and pulling my dressing-gown round me, I shall begin smiling, telling lies.
For either some persons, who envy them the honours they have acquired, will begin to be seditious, or they, on account of the dignity they have acquired, will not be content with their former equality.
Monsieur," he said, turning towards one of his neighbors, a fine, big man, with a patient face, "suppose we begin again.
The little kitten brightened, its eyes shone, and it seemed ready to lift its tail, jump down on its soft paws, and begin playing with the ball of worsted as a kitten should.
Not until I had drunk a pint of it did the words begin to reel off, and the thousand were reeled off to the tune of numerous pints.
It isn't manners for us to begin, you know,' said the Rose,
Three times they were ranged ready to start, but each time some horse thrust itself out of line, and they had to begin again.
The next morning I begin to consider of means to put this resolve into execution; but I was at a great loss about my tools.