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Definition of Outset

Outset

  1. A setting out, starting, or beginning.

Outset Quotations

If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
Dan Rather

A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
Livy

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We were an ill-matched pair, my husband and I, from the very outset; he, with very high ideas of a husband's authority and a wife's submission, holding strongly to the 'master-in-my-own-house theory,' thinking much of the details of home arrangements, precise, methodical, easily angered and with difficulty appeased.
Annie Besant

From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
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Outset Translations

outset in German is Anfang {m}
outset in Italian is principio
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