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  • as inprimary color
  • as inprecedency
  • as inelection

synonyms for primaries

  • antecedence
  • earliness
  • lead
  • precedency
  • precession
  • preeminence
  • preexistence
  • preference
  • primary
  • priority
  • rank
  • seniority
  • superiority
  • supremacy
  • anteposition
  • prevenience
  • previousness
  • appointment
  • ballot
  • balloting
  • decision
  • poll
  • primary
  • referendum
  • selection
  • alternative
  • choice
  • determination
  • franchise
  • judgment
  • option
  • polls
  • preference
  • ticket
  • vote-casting

antonyms for primaries

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  • subservience
  • inferiority
  • last
  • lowest
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      How to use primaries in a sentence

      He had personally led the fight in the Fraser County primaries and had vanquished Bassett!
      A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
      She did not relish the idea that he had been defeated in the primaries; in her mind defeat was inseparable from dishonor.
      A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
      After the primaries you counted noses among the candidates and found it was going to be a tight squeak—a damned tight squeak.
      THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
      Each of these is composed of, or can be resolved into, two primaries.
      FIELD'S CHROMATOGRAPHYGEORGE FIELD
      Orange, green and violet, each a combination of two primaries.
      COLOR VALUEC. R. CLIFFORD
      Color—Pure white, with black bill and legs; the primaries, or long feathers of the wings, are black.
      GAME BIRDS AND GAME FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COASTHARRY THOM PAYNE
      The primaries are the same color as the mantle on this gull except that the primaries are tipped with white.
      WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER
      In summer, tip and outer web of outer primaries black; inner web and shaft white, with a black bill.
      WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER
      Herring Gull and the primaries are grayish instead of black.
      WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER
      This species has a paler mantle than others of the family, and the primaries are black.
      WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER
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