Hypertext Webster Gateway: "originally"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Originally \O*rig"i*nal*ly\, adv.
1. In the original time, or in an original manner; primarily;
from the beginning or origin; not by derivation, or

God is originally holy in himself. --Bp. Pearson.

2. At first; at the origin; at the time of formation or
costruction; as, a book originally written by another
hand. ``Originally a half length [portrait].'' --Walpole.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: in an original manner
2: with reference to the origin or beginning [syn: {primitively},
{in the beginning}]
3: before now; "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"
[syn: {in the first place}, {earlier}, {in the beginning},
{to begin with}]

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