spring from

phrasal verb

sprang from or sprung from; sprung from; springing from; springs from
informal
: to start from or be caused by (something)
The idea sprang from a dream I had.

Examples of spring from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In more recent decades, fantastical notions have sprung from the mythology that has built up around the Pakistani military and the main intelligence service, the seemingly all-seeing forces guiding the country’s politics from behind the scenes. Christina Goldbaum, New York Times, 19 May 2024 The mineral springs from which the city took its name. Randy Mason, Kansas City Star, 15 May 2024 But the prospect of a better tomorrow springing from the Gobi feels very real and very close—​​if only today can first be secured. TIME, 14 May 2024 This is a special that could only have sprung from Mulaney’s brilliant, off-kilter mind, not to mention Netflix’s prodigious budget. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 4 May 2024 But both meanings of the word spring from that Latin origin and its antecedent, the word privus: the word that begat (among others) the words private, property, and proper. Madeline Ashby, WIRED, 2 May 2024 Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 is also holding in nicely as more and more kids are sprung from school for spring break. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2024 Other opinions held that the crowd anger had sprung from the Williams sisters making expensive semifinal tickets useless. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2024 Silva sprang from her chair to process what was happening to the evidence in her case just a few miles away. Julia Shipley, WIRED, 13 Jan. 2024

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“Spring from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20from. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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