first and foremost


: at the most basic level
He is first and foremost a teacher.

Examples of first and foremost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, Pepsi is a beverage company that first and foremost seeks to sell their beverages. Steve Simoncic, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 Choose The Cart Consider, first and foremost, the material that's right for you. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 Brustein was a staunch believer that theater should be first and foremost an art form, not just a political platform. Mark Kennedy, Fortune, 30 Oct. 2023 Our concerns are first and foremost related to violence that is being perpetrated. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2023 This is an opera that is, first and foremost, a tribute to opera. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 These works must be first and foremost lauded for their artistic merits, says Tom di Maria, Creative Growth’s director emeritus, to the Times. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Oct. 2023 Docks While the Steam Deck is a portable gaming PC first and foremost, it can also be used to game on a 4K TV or at a desktop setup with a keyboard and mouse. WIRED, 28 Oct. 2023 The right trail running apparel, first and foremost, depends on the weather. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 5 Oct. 2023 See More

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“First and foremost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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