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Preceding all others of a series or kind
“A small museum stands on what is believed to be the original site where the family lived.”
Fresh and unusual
“This original take on historical fiction manages to mesmerize with its clever interweaving of stories.”
Of the same origin as claimed
“It's like finding an original Picasso at a garage sale. It's the discovery of a lifetime!”
(of a piece of artistic work) Freshly completed and subject to refinement or editing
“The original cut was highly edgy and thought-provoking, but they decided to change the ending to make it more palatable for mainstream audiences.”
The earliest form of something, from which copies may be made
“I do believe this is the original of which I was shown a photocopy some time last year.”
(true original) An eccentric or unusual person
“Jonathan Richman is a songwriter without compare, a true original in a sea of troubadour imitatees.”
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