: doing something for the first time
first-time homebuyers
a first-time visitor
a first-time author
: done for the first time
The punishment for a first-time offense of this kind is a fine.

Examples of first-time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transatlantic repositioning cruises are not ideal for first-time Royal Caribbean passengers, according to Hochberg. Elizabeth Heath, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2024 Now, the 2-year-old is a first-time mom, and her calf, Julien, will be joining the herd at Animal Kingdom Lodge soon. Julia Gomez, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 One such program — the Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab, sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust — has helped first-time business owners build successful companies. David Greising, Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2024 The first-time mother, a high school teacher in rural Illinois, had developed high blood pressure, a sometimes life-threatening condition in pregnancy that prompted doctors to hospitalize her. Noam Levey, NPR, 9 May 2024 But this time, prices are still really high, and especially first-time homebuyers are shut out. Byalena Botros, Fortune, 9 May 2024 And since Ham was a first-time coach ... Advertisement That means Kenny Atkinson, who has been on Steve Kerr’s staff in Golden State and who did well in the last Lakers’ coaching search, will be in the mix. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 According to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the overall pass rate for the most recent exams in the state of New York was 42%, and there was a 59% passage rate for first-time takers. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 8 May 2024 The majority of first-time home buyers make purchases with someone else, and more than a quarter of home buyers are buying with friends, siblings, or parents, rather than a romantic partner, a survey from Opendoor shows. Amanda Hoover, WIRED, 26 Apr. 2024

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“First-time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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