Definition of 'originally'
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He had not originally planned to do this. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were originally intended for temporary storage and some of them are degrading. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said that he had originally only been thinking about staying for the full eight-year term. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Originally intended as a temporary sound for an early screening, it impressed so much that it stayed in. The Sun (2016)We're using it for neurological inflammation, something it was not originally designed for. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These systems and application code were originally designed 20 or 25 years ago to be accessed by that company’s own sales and service staff. Computing (2010)It was originally intended to cure hysteria. The Sun (2014)The technology was originally designed to transport apples and pears in orchards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Below are drugs found to be useful for battling illnesses they were not originally intended for. The Sun (2015)She originally signed for four episodes. The Sun (2006)The plans were originally due in January and then again this month. The Sun (2016)The final irony is that the Hollywood sign was originally installed to draw attention to the area. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Originally they signed for only a one-off slot. The Sun (2012)Finally you are on the tariff you originally signed up for last November. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I think they were originally more suspicious of us than the other way round. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was quite crazy because I originally planned to attempt a very similar thing around the time. The Sun (2013)I think the plan originally was for the whole team to join the protest but in the end we decided to do it ourselves. The Sun (2012)Management was originally intended simply to fulfil the express directions of the shareholders, not to make company policy on its own and virtually without consultation. After Thatcher (1989)It was originally intended to raise 2.5 billion a year and hits assets funded with short-term debt. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She had originally planned on retiring in 2012 but stayed on to fulfil her Olympic dream. The Sun (2014)Originally my thinking must have been something like: "What if the seminars do not take off? Beat Stress (1992)He had originally planned the trip with his girlfriend, the couple hoping to make a documentary about the places and people they encountered on the way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Running along a disused railway line for 1.45 miles, it was originally designed to carry freight from the docks. The Sun (2015)The tasks came from a US team, who originally designed them for astronauts and university cognitive tests. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'originally'
British English: originally /əˈrɪdʒɪnəlɪ/ ADVERB
When you say what happened or was the case originally, you are saying what happened or was the case when something began or came into existence, often to contrast it with what happened later.
They originally refused to sign the treaty.
- American English: originally
- Arabic: فِي الْأَصْلِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: originalmente
- Chinese: 最初
- Croatian: izvorno
- Czech: původně
- Danish: oprindeligt
- Dutch: oorspronkelijk
- European Spanish: originalmente
- Finnish: alun perin
- French: à l’origine
- German: ursprünglich
- Greek: αρχικά
- Italian: originariamente
- Japanese: 初めは
- Korean: 원래는
- Norwegian: opprinnelig
- Polish: oryginalnie
- European Portuguese: originalmente
- Romanian: inițial
- Russian: первоначально
- Spanish: originalmente
- Swedish: ursprungligen
- Thai: โดยแรกเริ่ม
- Turkish: başlangıç olarak
- Ukrainian: спочатку
- Vietnamese: lúc đầu
Definition of originally from the Collins English Dictionary
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