Definition of 'beginning'
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That was just the beginning of her ordeal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are in the beginning of that process. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Maybe you have the beginnings of something meaningful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This could be a wonderful new beginning for a happier life. The Sun (2016)It feels like both an entire relationship and just the beginning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the beginning of this year two party officials claimed that the stone was destroyed in the weeks after the ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Could this month see the beginning of the end of the buy-to-let bonanza? Times, Sunday Times (2017)I owe so much of the beginning of this career to him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her beginnings were relatively humble. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But his early beginnings were far from the White House. The Sun (2016)We have already given one at the beginning of this chapter. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)They say their humble beginnings have kept them grounded. The Sun (2015)What if you put the declaration at the beginning of the form? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our secretary tells people the beginning and ending time of their appointments. Christianity Today (2000)This is the beginning of a process. The Sun (2013)How did hydrogen atoms forged at the beginning of time come to wake up? Times, Sunday Times (2014)We stand at the beginning of a period in which exciting new drugs are in trials. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cash crunch means that civil servants might go unpaid at the beginning of next month. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Let us hope that it was something of a beginning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The deal is expected to be completed at the beginning of next year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You have been given a new beginning. Beat Stress (1992)Examples of misuse were given at the beginning of this chapter. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)The gourmet burger trend had humble beginnings. The Sun (2013)This is the beginning of another period of men of mortal race. Music and the Elemental Psyche: A Practical Guide to Music and Changing Consciousness (1987)Which is probably just the beginning. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But cereal is just the beginning. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)The company said that it had written down the value of about a third of its companies since the beginning of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's just the beginning of my career. The Sun (2015)It is a long way from the company 's modest beginnings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)HER eyes are warm and trusting and her lips curl upwards to form the beginning of a proud smile. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I do not have a beginning game, come to that. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These early beginnings expand into a rich array of literacy experiences, from scribbling letters to grandma to experiencing stories on grandma's lap. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)
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Translations for 'beginning'
British English: beginning /bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/ NOUN
The beginningof something is the first part of it.
This was the beginning of her career.
- American English: beginning
- Arabic: بَدَايَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: começo
- Chinese: 开始
- Croatian: početak
- Czech: začátek
- Danish: begyndelse
- Dutch: begin
- European Spanish: principio comienzo
- Finnish: alku
- French: début
- German: Anfang
- Greek: αρχή
- Italian: inizio
- Japanese: 始め
- Korean: 시작
- Norwegian: begynnelse
- Polish: początek
- European Portuguese: começo
- Romanian: început
- Russian: начало
- Spanish: principio inicio
- Swedish: början
- Thai: การเริ่มต้น
- Turkish: başlangıç
- Ukrainian: початок
- Vietnamese: khởi đầu
Definition of beginning from the Collins English Dictionary
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