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はじめに, 初めに, 始めに
1. first, firstly, first of all, to begin with, in the beginning, at the beginning
Usually in kana, as section heading of a book, etc.
2. Introduction, Preface
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仮初にも, 仮初めに, かりそめにも
for a moment, even as a joke, even in the slightest degree
手始めに, 手初めに, てはじめに
at first, at the outset, to begin with, as a first step