When can I use the word "initially"?
Answer from a Native speaker
"Initially" means at first or at the beginning. It can be used to describe an action that happened first or a feeling/emotion someone had at the start of something. It is most commonly used to talk about an idea or feeling that changed after a change in the situation. Ex: Initially, everyone liked my idea but they changed their minds after hearing David's. Ex: The damage was far more serious than she initially thought. Ex: The bride initially wanted an outdoor wedding, but decided against it because of the unpredictable weather.