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 Meanings and Examples of FIRST
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first
 a.  coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance
 ad.  in or at the beginning of a series of events
Classic Sentence: (206 in 14 pages)
1  Then Mary realized that somehow she had known at first that he was Dickon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  The Hatter was the first to break the silence.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII. A Mad Tea-Party
3  It's to be a sort of secret just at first, said Mary firmly.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  "This is the first one," said Mary, seating herself on the big stool.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  On that first morning when the sky was blue again Mary wakened very early.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  When first we got in here," he said, "it seemed like everything was gray.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  It was not the first motherless lamb he had found and he knew what to do with it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  William's conduct at first was moderate.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER III. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale
9  Perhaps that is the first baby way to get it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  At first she was very nervous and the robin himself was indignantly watchful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
11  At first the robin watched Mary and Colin with sharp anxiety.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
12  In the first place the boy creature did not come into the garden on his legs.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
13  The first witness was the Hatter.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts?
14  The first thing the beetle did was to take him by the finger.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
15  The first of all the negro minstrel shows came to town, and made a sensation.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence: (204 in 14 pages)
16  The first track on the album is surprisingly tuneful.
17  Officers are entitled to travel first class.
18  The trial was halted after the first week.
19  It is the first car of its type to have this design feature.
20  She did/ran her first marathon in just under three hours.
21  Someday you will understand, were the first to love yourself.
22  The cow that's first up gets the first of the dew.
23  We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
24  Student registration starts the first week in September.
25  India is where I first experienced real culture shock.
26  He plays first base for the Red Sox.
27  His throw to first base went wide.
28  Mattingley played first base for the Yankees.
29  Magee pivoted and threw the ball to first base.
30  He first had to get hold of some basic facts.