And Relin was not some hack hagiographer who regurgitated whatever his primary source told him.
Redstone added that he thinks the primary source is a "young, male executive who works for MTV."
And if you don't use him as a primary source for anything relevant, you learn a lot indirectly.
We find a like conception in the Aztec wind-god Tezcatlipoca, who was looked upon as the primary source of existence.
The chambermaid at the Cliff Hotel had been the primary source of information.
The primary source of information on Benjamin Franklin is contained in his own writings.
Or we may call the ovum the germ, which means the primary source.
Gold-dredging, in the hands of rich companies, remains a primary source of wealth in the district.
This is a wise provision, as nativity is a primary source of patriotism, and time is necessary to appreciation.
Although experimentation was not a primary source of data, it proved useful in certain instances.
an original fundamental and authoritative document pertaining to an event or subject of inquiry; a firsthand or eyewitness account of an event
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.