Outset and beginning are synonyms, so the expressions at/from the outset and at/from the beginning can be used interchangeably:
- Patrick made it clear at the outset/beginning that he wasn’t going to work on this project.
- There have been problems in their relationship from the outset/beginning.
- You need to decide at the outset/beginning which courses you would like to take.
- Claire had put her trust in her son’s friend from the outset/beginning.
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