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 Meanings and Examples of FOREMOST
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
foremost
 a.  leading; main; primary; first in time or place
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  On the present occasion, however, a variety of reasons had combined to bring her to town; and foremost among them was the fact that she had fewer invitations than usual for the autumn.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  Except for one thing: First and foremost, we must have a new schoolbuilding.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  I should like to see a boat's crew backing water up to a whale face foremost.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. The Hyena.
4  Nevertheless, the boats pursued, and Stubb's was foremost.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
5  He hoped she had not acted upon her rash impulse; and he begged her to consider first, foremost, and above all else, what people would say.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXII
6  "Believers in religion, and friends to the law and to the king," returned he who rode foremost.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
7  The foremost Indian bounded like a stricken deer, and fell headlong among the clefts of the island.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
8  Heyward threw himself between the sisters and the foremost, whom he grappled with a desperate strength that for a moment checked his violence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
9  Cora stood foremost among the prisoners, entwining her arms in those of Alice, in the tenderness of sisterly love.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
10  But Hawkeye, whose duty led him foremost in the adventure, knew the character of those with whom he was about to contend too well to trust the treacherous quiet.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
11  The men in the foremost ranks craned their necks.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
12  A crowd of servants now pressed to the entry door, and among them a middle-aged mulatto woman, of very respectable appearance, stood foremost, in a tremor of expectation and joy, at the door.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
13  Himself too he knew joining battle with the foremost Achaeans, knew the Eastern ranks and swart Memnon's armour.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
14  Force makes way; the Greeks burst through the entrance and pour in, slaughtering the foremost, and filling the space with a wide stream of soldiers.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
15  Gyas shoots out in front of the noisy crowd, and glides foremost along the water; whom Cloanthus follows next, rowing better, but held back by his dragging weight of pine.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
Example Sentence:
1  He was one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Indian culture.
2  The firm grew to be one of Europe's foremost graphics studios.
3  I will consult with our friends, but it's going to be what's in the interests of our country first and foremost.