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at first

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in the beginning
  • He was a bit skittish at first, but he's since gotten more comfortable around people.

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“At first.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/at%20first. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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