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Certainly I learned less of his ways from first-hand knowledge.

But I fear that this war is not at all like the only war of which Howse has had any first-hand knowledge.

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

Mr. Steffens came to the subject with a first-hand knowledge of politics.

"I haven't any first-hand or original adventures," she declared.

And because they are possessors of that first-hand knowledge, they are able to speak with authority.

The essential speeches are reported from first-hand sources.

I must get some first-hand knowledge, too, before I try to stand up and speechify.'

I can't give any first-hand information, since he won't see me.

Boat got in this afternoon, and I expect Cheniston wants to hear the affair at first-hand.

WORD ORIGIN

also first-hand, first hand, 1690s, from the image of the "first hand" as the source or origin of something.

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