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Definition of 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.

Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective - at best.
Peter Senge

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

It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing.
John Perry Barlow
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Outset Translations

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