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(Earlier), adjective aboriginal, anterior, earlier, earliest, embryonic, inaugural, incipient, introductory, primeval, primitive, prior
Associated concepts: at first impression, first lien, first readdng, first stages of litigation, on first blush

first

(Superior), adjective antecedent, authentic, capital, cardinal, central, chief, crowning, dominant, highest, important, initial, leading, maiden, main, original, paramount, precessional, precursory, preferred, premier, primary, prime, primordial, principal, second to none, starting, stellar, superior, supreme, vital
Associated concepts: first-degree offense

first

adverb ab initio, at first, at the outset, before, chiefly, first and foremost, firstly, formerly, from the beginning, initially, in the beginning, in the front, originally, principally
See also: ab initio, basic, cardinal, central, dominant, essential, important, initial, leading, original, paramount, precursory, preferred, previous, primary, prime, primordial, principal, prior, prototype, stellar, unprecedented
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There is a chronic and overwhelming shortage of first-hand sources of information.
Through distributing publicity materials to prospective purchasers, the SRPA would like to remind them on issues that they should pay attention to when purchasing first-hand residential properties," an SRPA spokesman said.
The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance requires vendors of first-hand residential properties to make available the price list at least three days immediately before the date of sale.
The Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority made the statement today in response to media enquiries on the development at 9 Yuk Yat Street, which is a completed first-hand residential development.
Plus, the monthly newsletter takes readers inside the heads of trustees and senior executive at nonprofits to learn first-hand about their investment goals and challenges.
In each "California's Water" segment, Huell Howser visits features of California's water system and gets a first-hand look at various water management tools and challenges facing the state's water future.
The EZ Dock product display allows attendees to experience first-hand how durable and low-maintenance our dock and lift products really are.
His first-hand primary care experience, therapeutic, and hemorheology backgrounds, are a perfect fit for Rheologics.
Brought-to-life through a compelling storyline compiled from first-hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen, Vietcong 2 allows players to battle across 14 distinct locations as they progress through the game.
Representatives from financial institutions, check imaging and processing services providers, and industry pundits shared their first-hand experience in learning, implementing, and adapting to new imaging and processing protocols.
According to Senior Investment Commissioner for North America Robert Hunt: "Zyvex is visiting Australia to acquaint itself first-hand with the nanotechnology market opportunities, as well as to get a more in depth knowledge of a variety of break-through research being conducted at Australian research institutions.