initially

adverb
ini·​tial·​ly | \ i-ˈni-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce initially (audio) \

Definition of initially

: at the beginning : at first The reason I initially came here was to find work. It turned out that the situation was not as serious as we had initially believed. Initially, the symptoms are mild.

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First Known Use of initially

circa 1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of initially was circa 1628

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“Initially.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/initially. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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