Simple Definition of originally
: in the beginning : when something first happened or began
: in a new, fresh, or original way
Examples of originally in a sentence
That van originally belonged to us.
The building was originally a school.
They originally planned to fix their old car, but they decided to buy a new one instead.
Originally, the word had a very different meaning from its current meaning.
a New Yorker who is originally from Mexico
She has shown an ability to think originally about ways to improve the company.
First Known Use of originally
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