originally originally  /ə ˈrɪ dʒə nə li/


  1. (adv) in an original manner
  2. (adv) with reference to the origin or beginning
  3. (adv) before now


  1. The panel has until the end of May 2004 to complete its work, but it will spend the $3 million it was originally allotted by around August 2003 if it doesn't get the supplement.
  2. The most ineffective bit of French engineering since the Maginot Line, the Renault Dauphine was originally to be named the Corvette, tres ironie.
  3. The tribe, which originally numbered 100, had to wait nine years before it met its first female, the Smurfette although more girls have been promised in future albums.


  1. NEWS: Princess Peach Was Not Originally in Super Mario 3D World

    Peach gets no respect I tell ya, until now. Koichi Hayashida, the director of Super Mario 3D World, revealed to Polygon that Princess Peach was not originally planned to be a part of the game. Hayashida acknowledged the fact that Peach has not been playable in main line Mario games since the American version of Super Mario Bros. 2, but that Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi suggested she be included ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nintendo World Report

  2. Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Biopic Gets August 16th Release Date

    After originally being slated for an April 19th release and being delayed, the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, has finally received a new official release date. And you’ll be able to go see it …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  3. Wii Fit U, Originally Planned For Launch Window, Coming This Winter

    Nintendo announced this morning during its E3 Nintendo Direct presentation that Wii Fit U will be coming later this year. The title, originally slated for the console's launch window, will be out this winter. President Satoru Iwata addressed the delay head on, stating that "we couldn't release games as smoothly as planned." The choice of words is interesting, because it indicates that there were ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Game Informer

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  1. "I was originally told we'd be able to move this outdoors to Yankee Stadium," Obama said to laughter in the banquet hall, not at all like the stadium he filled for his nomination acceptance speech in Denver.
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are disappointed - obviously - by the write-down, and we're behind in terms of some financial metrics we had originally anticipated," Whitman told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "But the steps we took ...... and moving to new...
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Meg Whitman Source: Forbes

  3. "The tour, originally set for April and then rescheduled for July, is now on hold," the statement says. "According to his doctors, Art is expected to make a full recovery, however they cannot predict an exact timeline."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Art Garfunkel Source: Gibson

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