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firstly

[furst-lee] /ˈfɜrst li/
adverb
1.
in the first place; first.
Origin of firstly
1525-1535
1525-35; first + -ly
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firstly

/ˈfɜːstlɪ/
adverb
1.
coming before other points, questions, etc
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adv.

1530s, but never a common word (simple first usually serving its place), from first + -ly (2).

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