initially initially  /ɪ ˈnɪ ʃə li/


  • (adv) at the beginning


  1. According to protocol, passengers need to be contacted initially by the health department of their country of citizenship.
  2. In the end, he got $29 billion out of his colleagues, almost double the money Bush and Congressional leaders had initially pledged.
  3. According to protocol, passengers need to be contacted initially by the health department of their country of citizenship.


  1. Follow-up File: Auburn City Council rejects video gambling

    AUBURN — After initially showing support for allowing video gambling at licensed businesses, the Auburn City Council reversed course earlier this month.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The State Journal-Register

  2. Inslee takes the gloves off, blasts GOP for stalemate

    Gov. Jay Inslee lives for days like Tuesday. Initially, some said they observed frustration in his face and heard irritation in his voice. More likely, he was just warming up his facial muscles and vocal chords because moments into his comments, the rookie Democratic governor delivered one mean whomping to the Republicans controlling the actions of the Senate.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  3. Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Domestic Partner Registry Challenge

    A case initially filed in 2010 against Wisconsin's domestic partner registry law has finally reached the state's highest court. LGBTQ Nation reports: Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates a 2006 state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage or anything substantially similar.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Gayapolis


  1. "Initially we thought it might have been an aeroplane crashing into the building," he said. "But we were standing around wondering what was going on. And I quickly realized it was an earthquake. And then everybody started shouting Out, out,...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Lowell Murray Source: This is London

  2. "I initially thought it prudent to refrain from taking immediate action because of the pendency of a criminal investigation involving the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department, and...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: David Stern Source:

  3. "Senator Clinton gave a number of different answers over the course of six weeks on this," Obama said, turning to Clinton. "Initially, you said you were for it, then you said you were against it."
    on Aug 21, 2006 By: Barack Obama Source: Leading The Charge

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infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /