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Word of the Day: Cause

Aug 23, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

cause / ˈkȯz
 
noun
 
1.      a reason or motive
He never was a friend who ceased to be so for a slight cause.
Portuguese Proverb
 
2.      something that brings about a result
Charity looks at the need and not the cause.
German Proverb
 
3.      a person or thing that produces or occasions an event
All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.
Latin Proverb
 
4.      in law, a ground for legal action
It’s an ill cause that a lawyer thinks shame of.
Scottish Proverb
 
5.      a matter to be resolved
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Exodus 18:26, King James Bible
 
6.      a movement that is supported
The best cause requires a good champion.
Dutch Proverb
 
7.      a charitable movement
The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives.
Brandy Norwood, 1979-
 
verb
 
1.      to bring about or produce a result
Anger is always more harmful than the insult that caused it.
Chinese Proverb

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By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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