Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an initial manner; at the beginning; at first.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an initial or incipient manner or degree; at the beginning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb at the beginning

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb at the beginning

Etymologies

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initial +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The former kickboxing trainer was sentenced in April after a ruling in which judges in the Denpasar District Court added two years to the term initially requested by prosecutors.

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  • As a result, the label initially had something of Wolfe's cheekiness about it.

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  • Mr Fischer's fate shows that Britain has no monopoly on aggressive tabloids-a word initially used for compressed tablets in the late 19th century, but which then came to mean "compact" journalism.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Mr Fischer's fate shows that Britain has no monopoly on aggressive tabloids-a word initially used for compressed tablets in the late 19th century, but which then came to mean "compact" journalism.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Members who attended the meeting later countered that the tone of the discussion was not nearly as apocalyptic as the phrase initially made it sound.

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  • Though the label initially elicited skepticism, it has taken hold with many Asian players, and China has had considerable success at the event in recent years.

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  • And while Fletcher used the term initially as an academic tool, slow reading has since become a more wide-ranging concept.

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  • As a result, the label initially had something of Wolfe's cheekiness about it.

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  • The term initially described inexpensive woodblock prints for a new merchant class who wanted art but couldn't afford original painting.

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  • Developing the title initially was very much an iterative process, and now that process has been broadened to include the fan community as a whole.

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