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əˈrɪdʒ ə nl iOrig·i·nal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. originallyadverb

    in an original manner

  2. primitively, originally, in the beginningadverb

    with reference to the origin or beginning

  3. in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originallyadverb

    before now

    "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"


  1. originallyadverb

    As it was in the beginning.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Originallyadverb

    Etymology: from original.

    A very great difference between a king that holdeth his crown by a willing act of estates, and one that holdeth it originally by the law of nature and descent of blood. Francis Bacon.

    A present blessing upon our fasts, is neither originally due from God’s justice, nor becomes due to us from his veracity. George Smalridge, Sermons.

    The metallic and mineral matter, found in the perpendicular intervals of the strata, was originally, and at the time of the deluge, lodged in the bodies of those strata. John Woodward.

    For what originally others writ,
    May be so well disguis’d and so improv’d,
    That with some justice it may pass for yours. Wentworth Dillon.


  1. Originally

    Originally is a 1956 LP release by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers for Columbia records. Though recorded in 1956, it was not printed until decades later. It features recordings from separate dates with different musicians, including trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Doug Watkins, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, and trumpeter Bill Hardman.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Originally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2372

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Originally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2073

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Originally' in Adverbs Frequency: #183

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Originally in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Originally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Originally in a Sentence

  1. Grey Schoolcraft:

    I wanted the transgender flag in there because I still feel that going from whatever you are originally to nonbinary is also a transition and it doesn't just have to be straight female to male.

  2. David Grabowski:

    I felt like we were all getting hit over the head originally and all roads led to vaccines, now, you have to find your own way.

  3. Dr Koehl:

    Originally it was aimed at detecting things like explosives, toxic chemicals and other threats that might occur.

  4. Stephanie Dillard:

    We could originally serve half whole grains but that changed in 2012 when we had to start serving 100 percent whole grains.

  5. William Schaffner:

    It means the infection is much more contagious than we originally thought, this is worse than we anticipated.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. elusive
    • B. epidemic
    • C. proprietary
    • D. butch

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