At First Meaning
(idiomatic) Initially; at the start.
Example: 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
â€œWell,â€ I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, â€œhe would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.â€ Â¶ â€œSo you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?â€ Â¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.â€Ž