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We wanted to understand first-hand what it was really like for struggling families to live in this mined-out coal town.

Dr. Gardere said he has seen first-hand the role faith has played in helping people recover from seemingly unfathomable setbacks.

Affleck revealed that it was hearing first-hand stories that awoke him to the “moral obligation” of intervening.

I know first-hand that it can be difficult to confront such issues.

Teaching for two years in Harlem, Jonathan Sheehan saw first-hand how standardized testing is destroying public education.

Apart from him and his adherents there is indeed no first-hand evidence for Palladian Masonry.

Human life at first-hand had not been too plentiful with him.

Before oil was introduced for the lamps it is said the lantern was lit by coal-fires—a kind of first-hand use of gas.

Possibly the first-hand memoir of a miracle would have satisfied us, or the harrowing confessions and last wishes of the moribund.

A first-hand account of how the Indian brave decorated his face cannot but prove of interest.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to first-hand, such as: authentic, initial, aboriginal, beginning, first, and infant.

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