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Synonyms for initial

Synonyms for initial

of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something

at or near the start of a period, development, or series

Words related to initial

the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)

mark with one's initials

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occurring at the beginning

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References in classic literature ?
Those last two letters might stand for the initials of my husband's name--his true name--Eustace Macallan.
He had never recovered from the initial horror caused by Balatta's female awfulness.
If the shot should preserve continuously its initial velocity of 12,000 yards per second, it would require little more than nine hours to reach its destination; but, inasmuch as that initial velocity will be continually decreasing, it will occupy 300,000 seconds, that is 83hrs.
The initial speed had been, very fortunately, much above that estimated by the Cambridge Observatory; but the Cambridge Observatory had nevertheless made a mistake.
Yet when we have said all our fine things about the arts, we must end with a frank confession, that the arts, as we know them, are but initial.
In this light, then, or rather in this darkness, I would have the reader to consider these initial essays.
The initial mistake, however, will have effects of two kinds.
He snatched the chalk with nervous, trembling fingers, and breaking it, wrote the initial letters of the following phrase, "I have nothing to forget and to forgive; I have never ceased to love you.
There was no record or legend of any prisoner with those initials, and many fruitless guesses were made what the name could have been.
were the initials of his name, and he really did live by the sword, as far as I know.
Moreover, his initials were engraved upon the handle.
I would suggest, for example, that a presentation to a doctor is more likely to come from a hospital than from a hunt, and that when the initials 'C.
And you have been most intimately associated with some one whose initials were J.
not only without the slightest appearance of irony, or even any particular accentuation, but with so even and unbroken an appearance of seriousness that assuredly anyone might have supposed that these initials were the original ones written in the ballad.
cried Hopkins, as he held up the damning notebook, with the initials of our prisoner on the first leaf and the blood-stain on the cover.