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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoriginallyo‧rig‧i‧nal‧ly /əˈrɪdʒɪnəli, -dʒənəli/ ●●● S2 W2 adverb  COME FROM/ORIGINATEFIRSTin the beginning, before other things happened or before things changed The family originally came from France. The building was originally used as a prison. We originally intended to stay for just a few days.[sentence adverb] Originally, we had planned a tour of Scotland but we didn’t go in the end.
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originallyThen Dole found his position reinforced by the failures of those who were seen originally as his most serious challengers.Jeanne's family originally came from Malaysia.Founded in 1984, Egghead originally concentrated on the sale of software.It had originally hoped to make some sort of announcement last month; but the practical complications have proved immense.They had originally planned to leave the children with a babysitter.Two hundred people showed up for the wedding, about 50 more than we originally planned.But this turns out to be another heated issue, far more complicated than I originally suspected.Originally, they told me I was only going to work 35 hours a week.I assent to the judgment proposed, though it is not that which I had originally thought proper.He cooperated originally with jobbing photographers, none of whom proved satisfactory, so he reluctantly decided to undertake the task himself.
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