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INITIAL. Placed at the beginning. The initials of a man's name are the first letters of his Dame; as, G. W. for George Washington. When in a will the legatee is described by the initials of his name only, parol evidence may be given to prove his identity. 3 Ves. 148. And a signature made simply with initials is binding. 1 Denio, R. 471. But see Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 2, n. 8.

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I felt Mike was going for his yellow card initially and then I don't know whether it was the influx of all those Spurs players that made him change his mind.
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Though the protests initially began following the announcement of bus fare increases, they have evolved to include a wide range of groups that have grown dissatisfied over everything from government corruption and income inequality, as well as to outrage over the police's harsh response to protesters last week.
Arrested he initially denied the matter and later claimed he had no recollection of the incident.
Burgoyne was initially accused of scamming pounds 35,662.26 between 2002 and 2007 but the Crown accepted his guilty plea to a lesser amount.
Personal spending on durable goods increased 9.6 percent, as compared with an initially estimated rise of 9.4 percent and a 22.1 percent drop in the previous quarter.
Italian builder Impregiloa said it had finalised contracts in Libya that would initially cover about 400 million euros ($625.9 million) of work on universities in the country.
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We suspect that when they get their answers, the tally will be much greater than the $200 million announced initially. Nor should we be surprised if the Forum itself loses funding.
Soft costs of construction--which include the design, research and documentation of green design--may be higher initially, Matthews said, but as developers gain experience and designs gain sophistication, these costs will eventually decrease.
Although it was initially expected to become functional in October 2008, the short winter season caused De Beers to reprioritize and perform additional work to the site.