date from

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: from - belong to an earlier time; "This story dates back 200 years"
initiate, originate, start - bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
ascend - go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
References in classic literature ?
We can choose a certain date from among them--the one to draw this date first from beneath a piece of cloth will be the first.