Definition for firstly

adverb as in basically

adverb as in first off

adverb as in radically

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Example Sentences

In fact, he firstly wasn’t mad with porphyria, secondly he wasn’t a tyrant king, thirdly he was perfectly sane throughout the American Revolution, and lastly, he wasn’t responsible for Britain’s defeat.

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I think firstly obviously, the pandemic, obviously it caused enormous disruption to the way the world works and the digital transformation market seriously intensified.

Still, there is a path forward, by firstly modernizing their IT infrastructure so they can meet data where it lives, at the edge.

Firstly, there's the offensive notion that New York needs an ad campaign to boost tourism.

Firstly, the volunteers must be willing to obey their ISIS leader even if his orders may result in their death.

Firstly, the API withstood the turmoil of the “Arab Spring,” and was ratified twice in its last two summits in Baghdad and Doha.

Firstly, pregnancy seems like a hassle and terrifying all at the same time.

Firstly, although William did indeed succeed in his legal action against Closer magazine, it was a hollow victory.

For it would be necessary to know: Firstly, If those who are said to be the first authors of these narrations truly are such.

These objects may be considered firstly as individual and perhaps selfish; and, secondly, as general and for the common good.

I come as a suppliant, to implore you—firstly for the man who is my father—and secondly for yourself, to warn you.

Firstly, that gain is not to be considered unlawful because it comes by good fortune, and not by one's own labour.

Firstly, the womb communicates with the heart by the mediation of those arteries which come from the aorta.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to firstly, such as: essentially, mostly, at heart, at the bottom, in essence, and inherently.

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