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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. Herrera Beutler:

    When McCarthy finally reached the President on January 6 and asked him to publicly and forcefully call off the riot, the President initially repeated the falsehood that it was antifa that had breached the Capitol, mcCarthy refuted that and told the President that these were Trump supporters. That's when, according to McCarthy, the President said :' Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.'.

  2. Rashida Tlaib:

    Its a mistake to target members of Congress because of their views or their viewpoints, i think it was a mistake initially for the president to even tweet that they should not be allowed to go to Israel. I have faith in Israels ability to listen to two members of the United States Congress. So I think its been a huge mistake.

  3. Vivek Parekh:

    The positions put out initially by the European Commission looked to push fossil gas infrastructure down the back road, and try to avoid it as much as possible, but it looks like the gas industry -- after such a long fight -- has managed to weaken the sustainability criteria in its favor. And that essentially secures the role of fossil gas and its long-term energy future. This is in the The EU, which is supposed to be a policy leader when it comes to climate.

  4. Chari Cuthbert:

    Finding ways to give back has always been part of my brand identity, initially, I was personally just trying to do my part and spread the word, but more recently, when people started posting support for Black-owned businesses, it was all I could do to thank them and try to do what I can.

  5. National Review:

    President Biden was always fundamentally a default president, elected in opposition to Donald Trump and initially buoyed by the contrast to President Biden outlandish predecessor.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. defiant
    • B. proprietary
    • C. contiguous
    • D. foreordained

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