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existing at the beginning of a period or process, before any changes have been made
happening at the beginning of a process, or when you first see or hear about something
near the beginning of a period of time
showing that something is open or has begun
from the time that a situation starts to happen
an inaugural event is the first of a series, or the first one to be held by members of a new organization
a new day, year, life etc is the start of a particular period of time, especially one that you hope will be happier or more successful
in the early part of a process or activity
in the beginning before something changes
from the beginning
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
a large expensive boat that is used for racing or sailing
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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