And so, suddenly the guy who was going to make history by sweeping the first three primaries only won one of them.
During the bruising Republican primaries, there was one candidate whose coverage was more relentlessly negative than the rest.
Christian Heinze addresses the idea that Jon Huntsman lost in the 2012 primaries for being too moderate and reasonable.
Club for Growth, which backs fiscal conservatives in primaries, is also already on the attack.
And the name of the game in primaries is turning out your base.
Tectiform: roof-like, sloping from a median ridge, like the primaries of Cicada.
The fact leads me to suspect that I am wrong, after all in this matter of the primaries.
Head and underparts white; back and tail pearl; primaries black, white on inner web.
You will find that not two per cent of the voters go to the primaries.
Shafts of the primaries deep brown, an inch of the first near its point whitish.
early 15c., "of the first order," from Latin primarius "of the first rank, chief, principal, excellent," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)). Meaning "first in order" is from 1802. Primary color is first recorded 1610s (at first the seven of the spectrum, later the three from which others can be made); primary school is 1802, from French école primaire.
The Paris journals ... are full of a plan, brought forward by Fourcroy, for the establishment of primary schools, which is not interesting to an English reader. [London "Times," April 27, 1802]Related: Primarily.
1861, American English, short for primary election (1792, with reference to France; in a U.S. context from 1835); earlier primary caucus (1821).
primary pri·mar·y (prī'měr'ē, -mə-rē)
Being first or highest in importance; principal.
Occurring first in time or sequence; earliest.
Preliminary to a later stage of development; primordial; embryonic.
Of, relating to, or being a sequence of amino acids in a protein.
State elections of delegates to the nominating convention that chooses a major party's presidential candidate. In some states, delegates are elected by popular vote; in other states, party caucuses or miniconventions choose delegates.
Note: Primaries occur at different times during the presidential election year, a situation that drags out the process by which parties nominate candidates but allows wide public exposure to candidates and issues.