see under for openers.
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How to use starters in a sentence
For starters, that religious-themed movies are difficult to make and even more difficult to make successful.Are You There, God? It’s Nicolas Cage and the Year in Cinematically Pimped Religion | Matthew Paul Turner | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For starters, from a purely practical, all-hands-on-deck position, I say if you can do the job, you should keep the job.
For starters: No one knows what the future strategy against ISIS will look like.The Pentagon Is Officially Clueless About the ISIS War | Tim Mak | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For starters, both the bats and the virus have to be present.
For starters, the average age of the Best Actor Oscar nominees last year was 47.
There has been such a thing as three over the line out of four starters, so great is the eagerness for a lead.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
It had been expected that other colleges would take part in this race, but, for certain reasons, there were but five starters.Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
For starters, they can't hold you forever without arresting you, giving you a phone call, and letting you talk to a lawyer.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Since these are the real starters of all progress this type should be encouraged, with a view to making him more practical.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
There won't be many starters; about ten or a dozen, probably.London's Heart | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon