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initially

  
  
Initially means soon after the beginning of a process or situation, rather than in the middle or at the end of it.      adv   ADV with v, ADV with cl/group   (=originally)  
Forecasters say the gales may not be as bad as they initially predicted...     
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initially

  
  
at first, at or in the beginning, at the outset, at the start, first, firstly, in the early stages, originally, primarily, to begin with  

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n.
blend of 'British' (or Britain) and 'exit', term (initially) designating the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and since approved following a referendum on june 2016
Ex: following the general referendum on june 2016, the "leave" side in favour of Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote against 48.1% for the "remain" side.
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