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Denotes the ordinal or positional number of one; the position that precedes all others in a series
“The singer had not only helped him release his first album, but had also sung the songs in it.”
Denotes having high priority
“And the first duty of government is to uphold the law and to make the citizens secure.”
The most important in terms of rank or status
“He became the first commander to lead an entire circumnavigation.”
At the core or in its most fundamental nature
“We are over-complicating things and we should just go back to first principles.”
Denotes the foremost position ranked above all else
“For those who finish in the first position, their reward is bragging rights.”
Before anything else; preceding the specified activity
“I will need to go through the process with you first, and then you can proceed.”
Preferentially or as a choice
“We would first fight for our liberty than surrender.”
At the start or beginning
“You should rinse first before applying any sort of buffing agent to the surface.”
An instance or an occurrence that has never happened before
“Skydiving was a first for him, and it was exhilarating.”
(the first) The outset or the beginning
“From the first, we knew we were in for a great experience.”
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