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So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while I was there it became obvious that we needed money and we needed to do something, because my family, we left without anything really, and we didn't have any money to begin with.
Ruben Blades

Meaning of "to begin with" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO BEGIN WITH

to begin with play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO BEGIN WITH

to be mixed up with sb
to be none too pleased
to be off limits
to be off the radar
to be on the front burner
to be on the naughty step
to be on the radar
to be on the rocks
to be pleased with yourself
to be reckoned with
to be reliably informed
to be sadly missed
to be sadly mistaken
to be sb´s second home
to be seeing things
to be singing from the same hymn sheet
to be sure
to be the best thing since sliced bread
to be within your rights to do sth
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WORDS THAT END LIKE TO BEGIN WITH

all up with
along with
be done with
come up with
could do with
deal with
do away with
get away with
have nothing to do with
have to do with
in line with
in with
keep pace with
keep up with
put up with
run away with
take up with
to do with
to start with
up with
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Synonyms and antonyms of to begin with in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TO BEGIN WITH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «to begin with» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of to begin with

Translation of «to begin with» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO BEGIN WITH

Find out the translation of to begin with to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to begin with from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to begin with» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

开始与
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

para empezar
570 millions of speakers

English

to begin with
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साथ शुरू करने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لتبدأ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

начать с
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

para começar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দিয়ে শুরু করতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pour commencer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk bermula dengan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

そもそも
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

로 시작 하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo miwiti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để bắt đầu với
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொடங்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुरू करण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Başlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

per cominciare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zacząć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

почати з
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pentru a începe cu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να ξεκινήσει με
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

om te begin met
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

till att börja med
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

til å begynne med
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to begin with

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BEGIN WITH»

The term «to begin with» is very widely used and occupies the 960 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BEGIN WITH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to begin with

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10 QUOTES WITH «TO BEGIN WITH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word to begin with.
1
Joe Abercrombie
'The Blade Itself' was my first book. Probably I should've tried a few short stories first, but for some reason I decided to begin with Everest.
2
Aravind Adiga
Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things.
3
Christiane Amanpour
I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.
4
Norman Ralph Augustine
The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money.
5
Robert Benchley
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.
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Ruben Blades
So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while I was there it became obvious that we needed money and we needed to do something, because my family, we left without anything really, and we didn't have any money to begin with.
7
Cecily Brown
My process is really quite organic, and starting a painting is one of the best parts for me. I always start in quite a loose and free way. I often put down one ground colour to begin with and then play off that.
8
Agnes Bruckner
Being a director, just to begin with, is just, I think, one of the hardest jobs just because you have to work in every way. You have to work with actors, you have to be involved with the producers and the writing and the action. Every department comes to you; you have to deal with everything.
9
Charles Bukowski
Humanity, you never had it to begin with.
10
Billy Burke
I am not a big reader to begin with.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO BEGIN WITH»

Discover the use of to begin with in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to begin with and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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To Begin With, God Created--: Biblical Theologies of Creation
"This book is an attempt to bring the parts of the divided yet unified Christian Bible into dialogue with one another in respect to the theology of Creation so that the total biblical tradition can once again come alive.
Karl Löning, Erich Zenger, 2000
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in ...
Now repackaged for its 15th anniversary, this classic--in which Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity--includes a new Foreword and Afterword, and a newly designed jacket.
Stephen R. Covey, 2004
3
A Path Less Conventional: To Begin with Beginning
" In this well researched and detailed exploration of alternative medicine, Morrison looks at the work of Jo o de Deus at the Casa de Dom In cio in Brazil; the method and benefits of Buteyko breathing; the use of energy medicine; the ...
Michael E. Morrison, 2012
4
Start: To Begin with Beginning
This book is the beginning of your life-changing journey, so START now and everything you desire will appear in your life at the right time, just as you expect.
Meesha Salaria, 2012
5
You Never Ate Lunch in This Town to Begin With!: An ...
No, it's also about the failures, the inhabitants of the periphery, the bottom layers of the entertainment pyramid. That's the role Nicholas Kolya reluctantly played for the last decade.
Nicholas Kolya, 2002
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The Railway Children
CHAPTER I THE BEGINNING OF THINGS They were not railway children to begin with. I don't suppose they had ever thought about railways except as a means of getting to Maskelyne and Cook's, the Pantomime, Zoological Gardens, and ...
Edith Nesbit, 2004
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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' legendary classic.
Charles Dickens, 2009
8
To Begin Again
“I guess I'll have to make allowances for your enthusiasm, Mr. Michael, for you ain 't been up against a wild boar yet! To begin with, wild hawgs are just too tough for sharp little sticks, but if you want to die young, your life's your own. We'll notify ...
William R. Furr, 2014
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Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem ...
Since the left-hand side (eventually) equals the right-hand side, we say that we have proved that the given equation is an identity. Usually it is easier to begin with what seems to be the more complicated side (rather than always doing step 1 ...
Karl Smith, 2011
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Guidelines for the Lord's Table Meeting and the Pursuit in Life
In practice, it is easier to begin with singing and more difficult to begin with prayer . If we are able to have a good beginning with prayer, it is best to begin with prayer. If the prayer is strong enough to touch the spirit of the meeting, even to touch ...
Witness Lee, 2005

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« EDUCALINGO. To begin with [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/to-begin-with>. Sep 2019 ».
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