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- He was initially blackballed because of a dispute he once had with a couple of the committee members.
- Special preferences were offered initially to encourage investment.
- The building was used as a bank initially, but its is now used as a restaurant.
- He played trumpet initially, but switched to the piano when he was in his twenties.
- The economic changes initially produced hardship.
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