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at first

Definition of at first

  1. :  when something first happens or begins to happen :  when you first notice or consider something <We didn't like each other at first.> <At first I thought she was crying, but then I realized she was actually laughing.> <The book bored me at first.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  preceding all others in time, order, or importance: as

    :  earliest

    :  being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. :  before another in time, space, or importance

    :  for the first time

    :  in preference to something else :  sooner

  1. :  something that is first: as

    :  the first occurrence or item of a kind

    :  the first forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

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