Maron first and foremost sees himself as a comedian and naturally has strong opinions about his industry.
foremost among them is the role of birth control in dealing with climate change.
First and foremost among those players is another cutthroat Chicagoan, Michael Madigan, leader of the Illinois House.
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.