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.
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