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Princeton's WordNet

  1. initially, ab initioadverb

    at the beginning

    "at first he didn't notice anything strange"


  1. initiallyadverb

    at the beginning

    Initially, I found city life incredibly difficult, but now I'm used to it.


  1. initially

    Initially is an adverb that is used to describe something that is happening, existing or done at the start or beginning of a process, situation, or series of events. It refers to the first stage or first time something occurs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Initiallyadverb

    in an initial or incipient manner or degree; at the beginning

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Initially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2694

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Initially' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2985

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Initially' in Adverbs Frequency: #214

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Initially in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Initially in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Initially in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    Initially, no one understood the magnitude of this crisis.

  2. Bob Iger:

    It must have been ticklish on Disney’s part that it wasn’t noticed initially.

  3. Deep Bajaj:

    When I took it to the store purchase managers and all and for obvious reasons it was difficult to understand I am not kidding, I am really talking about a product that offers a solution and it shouts from the rooftop saying it's freedom to stand and pee for women. So initially because they couldn't understand that something like this can work and it's not a joke we were actually shown the door.

  4. Curtis Houck:

    If we've learned anything over the past week, it's that CNN is not only a cult, but a cult of maniacal proportions, initially, one could argue the accolades for Zucker were a combination of fear about what he can still do to peopleand true hero worship, but it quickly became evident that it was entirelythe latter.

  5. Mohammed Usman:

    The villagers initially ascribed the infections to witchcraft, but it must have being going for years, the affected children were found to have high serum lead levels ...17 to 22 times higher than the acceptable limits as established by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    A greedy
    B transparent
    C alternate
    D nasty

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