Winning is secondary—we play for the fun of the sport.
There are some secondary issues which must be taken into account as well.
I want a car that's reliable; the color is of secondary importance.
The secondary roads are indicated on the map with a green line.
Better gas mileage is a secondary benefit of reduced speed limits. Noun
The team has a strong secondary. See More
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Many of Jumby Bay’s owners use their homes as secondary or tertiary vacation homes, and the homes are often available for rent.—Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 Zambrana said that under the contracts, Chinese technicians travel to Bolivia about once a year to access the base, usually via a secondary ground station that communicates with Amachuma from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz.—Cate Cadell, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Neither the fees themselves nor hiding them to the end of a purchase is unique to Ticketmaster as both primary and secondary ticketing platforms tack on fees.—Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 20 Nov. 2023 Top researchers are being secured by multimillion-dollar payment packages, but for the most passionate, money is a secondary consideration to the question of how more powerful AI is to be developed and deployed.—WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023 As a secondary task, greenhouse gas sensing overall has taken a back seat; in the scant time available to date for emissions work, the team has prioritized studying methane over carbon dioxide because methane sources aren’t as well understood, according to mission personnel.—Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 17 Nov. 2023 Still, some evidence suggests that weak striatal dopamine transporters (DATs) might cause primary and secondary parasitosis.—Korin Miller, Health, 17 Nov. 2023 Stubhub, meanwhile, said the Las Vegas Grand Prix is the best-selling F1 race of the year and ranks among the top 10 highest-selling sporting events of the entire year globally on the secondary site.—Jenna Fryer, Fortune Europe, 17 Nov. 2023 When conditions are right—a little moisture in the air, low temperatures—all the gaseous pollutants, specifically nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, volatile organic compounds, and ammonia, start reacting and create secondary particulate matter, says Somvanshi.—WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023
Brian Wacker, reporter Ravens 27, Texans 13: Lamar Jackson has a history of being surgical in season openers (3-1 record, 69% completion rate, 1,047 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, one interception) and that should continue against one of the league’s weakest secondaries.—Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 8 Sep. 2023 Cornerback Christian Gonzalez could play a big role in the New England secondary's next evolution after the retirement of Devin McCourty.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2023 Oregon will be facing a Colorado secondary that will utilize a variety of players to fill the void at cornerback left due to the injury to two-way star Travis Hunter.—oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2023 Bourne produced six receptions, 64 yards and two scores against a good secondary.—Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, through just three games in 2023, the Tigers have already recorded five interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries, meaning Auburn’s defensive secondary is winning the inner-defense competition.—Ainslie Lee | Alee@al.com, al, 17 Sep. 2023 The Longhorn secondary is experienced, featuring cornerbacks Terrance Bush and Ryant Watts, along with safeties Jalen Catalan and Jerrin Thompson.—Matt Stahl | Mstahl@al.com, al, 6 Sep. 2023 In June, the website Pro Football Focus ranked NFL secondaries for the 2023 season.—Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023 His ability to find holes within the crevasses of the Colonel secondary was impressive.—Evan Merrill, The Enquirer, 19 Aug. 2023 See More
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