Definition for first

adverb as in at the beginning

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Example Sentences

Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.

In the first episode, an officer is shown video of himself shooting and killing a man.

But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.

Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.

He sees himself as the first Muslim president of all Europe.

This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.

He was converted and baptized, and was the first Hebrew instructor at Harvard college.

And I have not had the first morsel of food prepared from this grain offered me since I reached the shores of Europe.

Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.

In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.


On this page you'll find 179 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to first, such as: early, aboriginal, antecedent, anterior, basic, and beginning.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.