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first

(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.