Definition of In the beginning

1. Adverb. With reference to the origin or beginning.

Exact synonyms: Originally, Primitively



2. Adverb. Before now. "Why didn't you tell me in the first place?"

Lexicographical Neighbors of In The Beginning

in terms of
in terrorem clause
in terrorem clauses
in that
in that location
in that respect
in the abstract
in the act
in the adjacent apartment
in the adjacent house
in the air
in the altogether
in the bag
in the ballpark
in the bargain
in the beginning (current term)
in the black
in the blink of an eye
in the buff
in the cards
in the clear
in the crosshairs
in the dark
in the dock
in the doghouse
in the driver's seat
in the dumps
in the end

Literary usage of In the beginning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"On the other hand,» if we were to make such a statement as this, for example, " in the beginning the potter made a basin or a water-jug," the word beginning ..."

2. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"turn to his sentiments, he describes in the beginning of this book the acceptance which these their prayers met with, Jn a short allegory formed upon that ..."

3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1902)
"PROBLEMS in the beginning OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN PORTO RICO. BY DR. MG BRUMBAUGH. When the smoke of the Spanish-American War lifted from the islands of ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"in the beginning of July Wolsey, on his way to France, told him that the matter had come to the queen's ears, and that she took it very ill; ..."

5. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"On the other hand,» if we were to make such a statement as this, for example, " in the beginning the potter made a basin or a water-jug," the word beginning ..."

6. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"turn to his sentiments, he describes in the beginning of this book the acceptance which these their prayers met with, Jn a short allegory formed upon that ..."

7. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1902)
"PROBLEMS in the beginning OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN PORTO RICO. BY DR. MG BRUMBAUGH. When the smoke of the Spanish-American War lifted from the islands of ..."

8. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"in the beginning of July Wolsey, on his way to France, told him that the matter had come to the queen's ears, and that she took it very ill; ..."

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