For Limato, it was always, first and foremost, about the artist.
foremost among them is the role of birth control in dealing with climate change.
Nancy Reagan is first and foremost remembered for how she fiercely protected her husband.
Louisiana State University exists first and foremost to educate Louisianans at a reasonable price.
It stems from Iraq, and the war most people wish would just go away, and President Obama is foremost among the perpetrators.
Mr. Layton was a respected citizen of the 22 town and foremost in its civic activities.
foremost among these--one would think--should come his own productions.
This son of Pritha, called Vibhatsu, is foremost in drawing the bow-string.
Do you not meet with it everywhere, and foremost in the sanctuaries of the mind and the soul?
Raising his rifle, he took steady aim at the breast of the foremost Indian, and pulled the trigger.
Old English fyrmest "earliest, first, most prominent," from Proto-Germanic *formo- (related to Old English fruma "beginning"), superlative of the root of fore + additional superlative suffix -est. Cf. -most, and cf. also Old Frisian formest, Gothic frumists. Altered on the assumption that it is a compound of fore and most.