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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

At the outset, I want to say that the suggestion that the struggle in South Africa is under the influence of foreigners or communists is wholly incorrect. I have done whatever I did because of my experience in South Africa and my own proudly felt African background, and not because of what any outsider might have said.
Nelson Mandela

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

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

In 1800, in the first interparty contest, the Federalists warned that presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson, because of his sympathy expressed at the outset of the French Revolution, was 'the son of a half-breed Indian squaw' who would put opponents under the guillotine.
Robert Dallek
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Outset Translations

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