Definition of firsthand
- a firsthand account of the war
- … had a firsthand view of the turmoil that wracked the region.
- —William W. Finan, Jr.
He gave a firsthand account of the battle.
She draws on firsthand experiences for her novel.
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: coming directly from actually experiencing or seeing something
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