If you try to do anything else first, an emergency could end up wrecking it.
Watching the first cut, Tony was respectful of my work and thoughtful in his notes.
For the first time in US history, a system was established to fund presidential campaigns with tax dollars.
A version of this column first appeared in the Boston Globe 20 years ago.
The markets loved it, rising around 200 points when the first reported on CNBC.
You may be almost the first girl to apply, or you may be among the latest, but not the too latest.
But the first words he uttered showed a total unconsciousness of past events.
I should not be surprised if I were to recognize him the first time I met him face to face.
Milza was the first to observe that her absence was unusually protracted.
She would have recovered her first surprise, and might feel easier with him.
Old English fyrst "foremost," superlative of fore; from Proto-Germanic *furisto- (cf. Old Saxon fuirst "first," Old High German furist, Old Norse fyrstr, Danish første, Old Frisian ferist, Middle Dutch vorste "prince," Dutch vorst "first," German Fürst "prince"), superlative of *fur-/*for-, from PIE root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
First-class (adj.) is from 1837; first-rate (1660s) is from classes of warships in the British navy. First aid is that given at the scene, pending the arrival of a doctor.
First Lady as an informal title for the wife of a U.S. president was in use by 1908, short for First lady of the land (by 1863 with reference to the president's wife). First name is attested from mid-13c.; first-born is from mid-14c. First base "a start" (1938) is a figurative use from the game of baseball.
Coming before all others in order or location.
Occurring or acting before all others in time; earliest.
Being the innermost digit, especially on a foot.