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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Originally \O*rig"i*nal*ly\, adv. 1. In the original time, or in an original manner; primarily; from the beginning or origin; not by derivation, or imitation. [1913 Webster] God is originally holy in himself. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster] 2. At first; at the origin; at the time of formation or costruction; as, a book originally written by another hand. "Originally a half length [portrait]." --Walpole. [1913 Webster]