outset

noun
out·set | \ ˈau̇t-ˌset \

Definition of outset 

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Examples of outset in a Sentence

There have been problems with the project from the outset. From its very outset, the company has produced the highest quality products. He made it clear at the outset that he is not going to quit his job. She set high goals for herself at the outset of her career.
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There was tension at the outset, but an overall sense of confidence as El Tri—its confidence buoyed after a stunning opening win against reigning World Champion Germany, a perennial powerhouse — took to the pitch in Russia’s Rostov Arena. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, "In Mexico the joy continues as national team wins again in the World Cup," 24 June 2018 National team manager Joachim Löw has already confirmed that Özil is fit enough to start, but the Germany boss also revealed that Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler will be used from the outset in their first match at the World Cup. SI.com, "Arsenal Attacker Mesut Ozil Set to Be Dropped by Germany Ahead of World Cup Opener With Mexico," 17 June 2018 The city, which owns the building, moved to displace the organization without involvement from the Boys and Girls Club, and the non-profit said its the first club to close since its outset in metro Phoenix in 1946. Laura Gómez, azcentral, "Tolleson Boys and Girls Club closed to create new recreation programs," 15 May 2018 Nisrine joined the revolution at the outset in 2011, pushing for a secular, civil democracy. Anne Barnard And Hwaida Saad, New York Times, "‘2 Bitter Options’ for Syrians Trapped Between Assad and Extremists," 31 Mar. 2018 At the outset, the crawfish - smothered in the fiery goo - smell like a dream. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Feeling the burn at Casian Crawfish," 21 Mar. 2018 From the outset in October 2016, UO sought $100 million from the state. Andrew Theen, OregonLive.com, "State issues more bonds for UO Knight campus, OSU's Bend expansion," 3 Mar. 2018 Led by Aaron Epps' 13 points and 11 rebounds, the surging Tigers continued their recent winning ways on Wednesday night — dominating Arkansas from the outset in a 75-54 victory. USA TODAY, "Epps' double-double sparks surging LSU past Arkansas, 75-54," 10 Jan. 2018 The Phoenician and Canyon Suites for $400 million from Starwood Hotels & Resorts in June 2015, promised a major renovation from the outset. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Check out the Phoenician resort's fresh look: New spa, golf course, lobby," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of outset

1759, in the meaning defined above

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outset

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outset

: the start or beginning of something

outset

noun
out·set | \ ˈau̇t-ˌset \

Kids Definition of outset

: beginning sense 1, start Let's agree at the outset.

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