What does to begin with mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originally(adverb)

    before now

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of to begin with in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of to begin with in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Secret Service:

    I do n’t sleep well to begin with.

  2. Roxanne Spruance:

    Filet doesn’t really have any flavor to begin with.

  3. Stanislaus Lescynski:

    To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    Let the change begin with your choices this very moment.

  5. Lao Tzu:

    A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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