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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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His foremost admirers are his happy parents, Gian Lucca Guidicelli and Glenna Fernan Guidicelli, who have been most supportive of him, as a racer, an actor, and now a singing star of the first magnitude.
Glodis has done a creditable job as Worcester County sheriff, and the costs of removing his name from the department's vehicles hardly ranks as an ethical and financial scandal of the first magnitude.
BLAIRWELL accept that he is a leader of the first magnitude - an extraordinary man
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Barcelona president Laporta said: "We are preparing to lay on a fiesta of the first magnitude for the visiting Celtic fans.
My father answered my first novel by setting out to prove I was a liar of the first magnitude,'' the author said.
Miss Rogers, a Hollywood star of the first magnitude was beloved by audiences throughout the world and now some fortunate fans will be able to own part of her legend," said Mr.