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 Meanings and Examples of PRIMARY
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primary
 a.  of first rank or importance or value; essential or basic
Classic Sentence:
1  Those matters are no less dishonourable than the primary one; and to that I regret to have to add that there stand involved in them certain persons whom I had hitherto believed to be honourable.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
2  Therefore he has found a primary cause, that is, justice.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: V
3  Spite, of course, might overcome everything, all my doubts, and so might serve quite successfully in place of a primary cause, precisely because it is not a cause.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: V
4  There we have command and power in their primary form.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VII
5  She knew that to him, although he was the primary cause of her distress, the question of her seeing her son would seem a matter of very little consequence.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 29
6  I like it very much," cried Duncan, who saw that the release of Cora was the primary object in the mind of the scout; "I like it much.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
7  But the sale of reddle was not Diggory's primary object in remaining on the heath, particularly at so late a period of the year, when most travellers of his class had gone into winter quarters.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
8  Health is the primary duty of life.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In FIRST ACT
9  The primary school imposed on all, the secondary school offered to all, that is the law.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
Example Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
16  If the primary infection is not treated further outbreaks may occur.
17  The primary purpose of education is not to teach you to earn your bread, but to make every mouthful sweet.
18  The scheme achieved its primary purpose, if nothing else.
19  The primary significance of the words which refer to the bread seems to belong to the image of the messianic kingdom.
20  They don't refer to particular cases of primary school closure in any particular location.
21  I was in New Hampshire recently watching the Republican presidential candidates chase each other and potential primary voters around.
22  As a researcher and teacher trainer, I watch dozens of lessons in primary and secondary schools.
23  The urethra was the primary site of infection.
24  Many of the villagers rely on fishing as their primary source of income.
25  The candidate's brain trust is gathering this weekend to plan strategy for the primary election.
26  It takes a year to do a PGCE and then you can teach in a primary or secondary school.
27  The UN has always been at pains to say that its role in occupied Iraq is distinct from that of the US-led forces, and many ordinary Iraqis appreciated that the primary UN role was humanitarian.
28  Their primary concern is not the health of the American people it is to maximize the revenue they can generate from the American people.
29  Many ordinary Iraqis appreciated that the primary UN role was humanitarian.
30  A patient's primary symptom is that he has pain in his shoulder up to his neck and down the right side of his body and is also feeling a little short of breath.