Cause in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Cause

To set off an event or action. | To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority. | To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.

Short Example Sentence for Cause

  • 1. He does not cause sin. 🔊
  • 2. It is thus the unreflecting cause of much injustice. 🔊
  • 3. There is no immediate cause for fear.... 🔊
  • 4. Note that in these examples the relation is not one of cause or consequence. 🔊
  • 5. I was the cause of the child's illness. 🔊
  • 6. In the example above, the relation is that of cause and result. 🔊
  • 7. The relationship, as above, is commonly one of cause or of consequence. 🔊
  • 8. May no one in Transylvania have cause to weep because I suffer. 🔊

How to use Cause in a Sentence?

  • 1. This is the cause of volition, and it is impossible for the effect to be loose from its cause. 🔊
  • 2. The great service which a false psychology has rendered to the cause of necessity is easily seen. 🔊
  • 3. There is another false conception which has given great apparent force to the cause of necessity. 🔊
  • 4. Thus they are at war with themselves, as well as with their great coadjutors in the cause of necessity. 🔊
  • 5. Until this be done, it will be impossible to extricate the phenomena of the will from the mechanism of cause and effect. 🔊
  • 6. The means may be impure in themselves considered, but they are rendered pure by the cause in which they are employed. 🔊
  • 7. We are told by them that the will is always determined by the strongest motive; that this is invariably the cause of volition. 🔊
  • 8. Hence it is said that this power over the will can do nothing, can cause no determination except by acting to produce it. 🔊
  • 9. We say that an antecedent is the cause of its consequent, when the latter is produced by the action of the former. 🔊
  • 10. Hence this persuasion not to busy ourselves about the origin or cause of virtue and vice, but to estimate them according to their nature. 🔊
  • 11. Even when it is inflicted as a punishment for sin, this is not the only end, or final cause of its infliction. 🔊
  • 12. Is it not evident, that by such a use of language the cause of necessity gains great apparent strength? 🔊
  • 13. Now, in which of these senses is the word used, when we are informed that motive is the cause of volition? 🔊
  • 14. In this sense of the word it is denied that motive is the cause of volition, and it is affirmed that mind is the cause thereof. 🔊
  • 15. On the contrary, he has stated and enforced the great argument from cause and effect, in the strongest possible terms. 🔊
  • 16. And if anything exerts a positive influence to produce volition, this is also a cause of it, and is included in the same definition. 🔊
  • 17. He will allow no more sin to make its appearance in the world, say they, than he will cause to redound to the good of the universe. 🔊
  • 18. He determined therefore to operate on his heart itself, and cause him to put forth certain evil exercises in view of certain external motives. 🔊
  • 19. If the antecedent consists of a group of words, the relative comes at the end of the group, unless this would cause ambiguity. 🔊
  • 20. It will be conceded that the good of the individual would be promoted, if God should cause him to be perfectly holy and happy. 🔊
  • 21. This truth has shown us why a Being of infinite purity does not cause virtue to prevail everywhere, and at all times. 🔊
  • 22. This was a new cause for vexation, for Gray had to light the fire and prepare the tea, a task he hated. 🔊
  • 23. You are in error, says the necessitarian to his opponents, in denying that motive, and in affirming that mind, is the efficient cause of volition. 🔊
  • 24. Mr. Hume has disposed of the question concerning liberty and necessity, by the application of his celebrated theory of cause and effect. 🔊
  • 25. True, the contrary volition might happen without implying a contradiction; for God himself might cause it to exist. 🔊
  • 26. According to his definition of motive, as the younger Edwards truly says, it includes every cause and condition of volition. 🔊
  • 27. His argument, which assumes that a Being of infinite power could easily cause holiness to exist, has been shown to be false. 🔊
  • 28. The universe might make itself, or come into existence without any cause thereof, and hence we could never know that there is a God. 🔊
  • 29. The argument of the atheist assumes, as we have seen, that a Being of infinite power could easily prevent sin, and cause holiness to exist. 🔊
  • 30. But the advocates of necessity cannot be understood in this sense; for they deny that the mind is the cause of volition, and insist that it is caused by motive. 🔊
  • 31. If this be the meaning, when it is said that motive is the cause of volition, the truth of the proposition is conceded by the advocates of free-agency. 🔊
  • 32. Hence, God may act upon this, may cause it to melt with sorrow or to glow with love, without doing violence to any law of our moral nature. 🔊