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what does meaning 原来 in these sentences?

what does meaning 原来 in these sentences?
原来我也想去的,因为有事儿没去成。
这儿原来交通很不方便,现在通了火车,方便多了。

and plz tell me the meaning of those.plz

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    原来 has two meanings:
    1. before, formerly
    2. turn out to be

    原来 in your sentences takes 1.

    原来我也想去的,因为有事儿没去成。: I wanted to go before but things unabled me.
    这儿原来交通很不方便,现在通了火车,方便多了。: Traffic was really inconvenient here before but now it is much more convenient thanks to the train system.

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