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Synonyms for originally
əˈrɪdʒ ə nl i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. originally(adverb)

    in an original manner

    to begin with, in the first place, primitively, in the beginning, earlier

  2. primitively, originally, in the beginning(adverb)

    with reference to the origin or beginning

    to begin with, in the first place, primitively, in the beginning, earlier

  3. 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?"

    in the beginning, primitively, in the first place, before, sooner, to begin with, earlier, primarily

Editors Contribution

  1. at the outset

    at or from the beginning

    while abbreviated “practical” bioinformatics training programs can be excellent, a ph.d. is a significant advantage in all but the most it-oriented positions in industry, at least at the outset.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 8, 2020  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "originally":

    initially, original, formerly, already, first

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  1. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    It is significantly more widespread than most people had imagined and I think it confirms the point that( coronavirus) spread faster and it got here earlier than we originally believed.

  2. Iowa Iowa:

    I like Carly (Fiorina), I like Rubio, I don't like some of things Trump says, but I like some of things he says that need to be said, we were originally for Carson, but I don't know that he can beat Hillary.

  3. State John Kerry:

    President Obama has made a very strong and forceful and simple decision entirely in keeping with his originally stated policy that we must defeat and destroy Daesh, it is not a decision to enter into Syria's civil war. It is not an action focused on (Syrian President Bashar) Assad, it focused exclusively on Daesh and in augmenting our ability to rapidly attack Daesh.

  4. Pei Zhaoyu:

    However, from tests, the actual density might not be that high, we originally planned to use 22 hours to complete the work of surface sampling, but, in fact, we stopped after 12 hours.

  5. Larry Hogan:

    The federal government did not deliver the number that they were originally telling the states that they would get...there wasnt a lot of support, no financial support and no real plan.

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