firstly

[furst-lee]
adverb
in the first place; first.

Origin:
1525–35; first + -ly

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firstly (ˈfɜːstlɪ)
 
adv
coming before other points, questions, etc

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firstly
1530s, but never a common word (simple first usually serving its place), from first + -ly (2).
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Example sentences
Firstly, for those of you wondering, this is a little sad.
Firstly, the condition is know as global climate change not global warming.
OK, firstly, the pay is bad compared to the rest of the world.
Firstly, you never receive an acknowledgement to your application and you never
  know how long should you wait.
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