in the beginning


: at the start
The company was very small in the beginning, but it eventually became a giant corporation.

Examples of in the beginning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Erskine: There was a lot of back and forth in the beginning, deciding what her look was going to be. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2024 These issues are still in the beginning stages of what could be the future laws of war and the guardrails of high-tech civilization. Avi Kumar, Fox News, 26 May 2024 Well, my parents didn’t really support my choice of playing pool in the beginning. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2024 The rumors started to gain steam again in the beginning of October, when Deadpool & Wolverine actors Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman — as well as the film's director Shawn Levy — joined Swift to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Athena Sobhan, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 Lexus and Acura succeeded on that front, and so did Infiniti, in the beginning. Erik Shilling, Robb Report, 17 May 2024 All the houses in the beginning were custom-built, not thrown up by developers. Richard Selcer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 May 2024 If your kids are nothing more than cordial in the beginning, that's enough, so long as your partner is patient and understands that these things take time. Michelle Dempsey-Multack, Parents, 2 May 2024 Races in the Gulf bookend the season — Bahrain in the beginning, Abu Dhabi at the end. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024

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“In the beginning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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