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noun as in ground floor

noun as in origin

noun as in rudiments

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A night of new beginnings, of toasting old friends, of celebrating the safe and healthy end to another year.

As someone who had modest beginnings, her rise was self-driven.

Through its unique design, the world saw the beginnings of the first minivan.

Spring is a time of new beginnings, but in the years that followed, I became inward and sullen as those memories took me under.

Hart's the good ol' boy type: wife, kids, mistress, no-nonsense demeanor, the beginnings of a paunch.

It not only brought about the instant beginnings of the siege, but its proportions were grossly exaggerated in the public eye.

All discoveries, in a word, have had their necessary beginnings in an interest in the facts which daily experience discloses.

Nevertheless, if his cruelty bears no relation to her wrongful beginnings, she still has good ground for separation.

She goes up the room, and as she passes them she gives them a little bend of the head and the beginnings of a grave smile.

When they went up at night, every one felt that half the say had not been said, and there were fresh beginnings on the stairs.


On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to beginnings, such as: first crack, first stage, head start, preliminaries, and very beginning.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.