The root cause, we are told, was a stomach bug—maybe norovirus—that caused dehydration and wobbliness.
His ideological variability across a range of issues has caused many to label him the “swing justice.”
And he has remained steadfast in his conviction that the Great Depression was caused by inaction by the Fed.
Feel really guilty about having maybe just caused the greatest natural disaster ever on Dandelion World X177782.
The bank played a central role in the subprime disaster that caused so much misery for so many.
She believed that both the smoke and fire were caused by the serpent.
It caused them to fight for the sole possession of this Paradise upon Earth.
Either the X-ray or radium had caused her dermatitis and nervousness.
The book and the personality of Job have caused much controversy.
And do you know, I think it must have been that girl who caused him to live the life he is living!
c.1200, "reason for action, grounds for action; motive," from Old French cause "cause, reason; lawsuit, case in law" (12c.), and directly from Latin causa "a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit," of unknown origin.
In English, sense of "matter of concern; side taken in controversy" is from c.1300; that of "the source of an effect" is early 14c.; meaning "reason for something taking place" is late 14c. Cause célèbre "celebrated legal case" is 1763, from French. Cause why? "for what reason?" is in Chaucer.
late 14c., "produce an effect," also "impel, compel," from Old French causer "to cause" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin causare, from Latin causa "a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit," of unknown origin. Related: Caused; causing. Classical Latin causari meant "to plead, to debate a question."