first papers

plural noun

Definition of first papers

: papers declaring intention filed by an applicant for citizenship as the first step in the naturalization process

Examples of first papers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So some of the first papers on this just came out a few years ago. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 24 Aug. 2022 Early in the pandemic, UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi was an author on one of the first papers urging universal face masking to control COVID-19. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2022 One of the very first papers on the monetary return of art investing was published in 1986 and written by the late eminent economist William Baumol. Kathryn Graddy, The Conversation, 14 Sep. 2021 Back in 2001, Enfield published one of the first papers that analyzed the relationship between ocean temperatures and rainfall levels in South Florida. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Nov. 2020 The Gazette was one of the first papers to publish the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, though the paper still proudly notes that it was placed on Page 2 — Page 1 was reserved for local news. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2020 My plan eliminates the need for complicated math and indexing as mentioned in Biggs’ first paper. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, 22 May 2020 Nordhaus published his first paper about the DICE model in 1992. Gilbert E. Metcalf, Scientific American, 19 May 2020 Wenzlau posted his first paper on the project a little over a year ago, and researchers at Stanford have been using machine learning to make memes for nearly two years. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 29 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of first papers

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first papers was in 1912

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2 Sep 2022

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“First papers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20papers. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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