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Adverb
  1. (not comparable) As it was in the beginning.
  2. In an original manner.
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Originally quiescent politically, the majority of Deobandis opposed the partition of India and saw Pakistan as the creation of Western forces.
Originally staged in January 1904, the play is set after the abolishment of serfdom, but well before the Bolshevik Revolution.
Originally starting as an interpreter while deployed in Malaya, he can now speak Tetun, Vietnamese, Chinese, Lao and German among others.
Originally spoken during the Incan empire, Quechua is still spoken by about 13 million people in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, and Chile.
Originally from Ballygar Co. Galway he worked as a well boring contractor and water diviner.
Originally from North Carolina, her Aberdonian father brought the family back to the north-east when she was seven.

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