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first

adjective

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1 coming before all others in time or order
  • the much-studied first—and last—voyage of the Titanic

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first

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of first (Entry 2 of 2)

1 as a substitute
  • eat peas? I'd eat cockroaches first

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2 by choice or preference
  • we will not give in, but will fight for our freedom first

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The first known use of first was before the 12th century

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“First.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/first. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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