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[uh-rij-uh-nl-ee] /əˈrɪdʒ ə nl i/
with respect to origin; by origin:
Originally he came from California.
at the origin; at first:
Originally this was to be in three volumes.
in the first place; primarily:
Originally nomads, they first learned agriculture from the missionaries.
in an original, novel, or distinctively individual manner:
Originally planned houses are much in demand.
Archaic. from the beginning; from the first; inherently.
Origin of originally
1480-90; original + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Turns out, they might be right-though not for the reasons originally thought.
  • The lessons he learns are as provocative today as when the film was originally released.
  • Nickel, what is nickel, it is originally rid of a cover.
  • originally, the noun ache differed in spelling and in pronunciation from the verb ake, as speech from speak.
  • The connection that is evidenced here, however, does not indicate that originally they in any way belong together.
  • Forecasters were originally concerned that the deep snow would pose significant problems during the spring thaw.
  • The script originally had much more elaborate snatcher transformations.
  • There were also some ideas in these comments on a blog post on the originally-referenced article.
  • It was originally with a local bank, but it's possible it's been sold during the past ten years.
  • Only six puzzlers have managed to walk away with the solution by the time this solution was originally posted.
British Dictionary definitions for originally


in the first place
in an original way
with reference to the origin or beginning
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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