Beginning and End


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Beginning noun – The point at which something begins.
Usage example: the actual beginning of the universe is still under debate, with some scientists continuing to uphold the big bang theory

End is an antonym for beginning in topics: start, origin, start of an event or action.
Nearby Words: begin, beginner
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End noun – The last part of a process or action.
Usage example: the war wasn't yet over, but we were definitely at the beginning of the end

Beginning is an antonym for end in topics: close, conclusion, intention, death, extreme.
Nearby Words: ending, ended, endless
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good good beginning good end
similar similar beginning similar end
positive positive beginning positive end
original original beginning original end
Other adjectives: many, true, actual, entire, real, absolute, dark, happy, peaceful, idealistic, definitive, official, last, latter, different.

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  • Significant Double Casting Most of the named characters in The Wizard of Oz appear in Kansas at the beginning or end, and have similar roles in both worlds: the Wicked Witch/Mrs.
  • And if God above was already weird for being completely outside of time, without beginning or end, then think of an entity that preceded the beginning, God Himself.
  • Series / The Tribe If someone returns unexpectedly in an episode near the beginning or end of a season after we haven't seen them for some time, you can almost expect they'll end up dead soon (often off-screen).
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