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firstly (or first), secondly ...
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  • first — 1. When used with a number, first (like last) normally precedes it, as in the first three cars. This practice dates from the 16c, when first came to be regarded more as an adjective than as a noun; before that time, it was common to say the two… …   Modern English usage

  • first, firstly, secondly — All three of these terms are in acceptable use, but first is more common than firstly. A speaker or writer will often start with first and then move on to secondly and thirdly. Although these ly words are in respectable use, it is simpler and… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • first — first1 W1S1 [fə:st US fə:rst] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in a series)¦ 2 for the first time 3¦(main)¦ 4 in the first place 5 in the first instance 6 at first glance/sight 7 first things first 8 (at) first hand 9 first prize/place …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first·ly — /ˈfɚstli/ adv used to introduce a statement that is the first in a series of statements Firstly, we need to consider the issue of providing people with affordable health care. ◇ Firstly is chiefly used to begin lists and is usually followed by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • firstly — adverb /ˈfɜrstli/ In the first place; before anything else; first. Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants. Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study… …   Wiktionary

  • secondly — See first. See first, firstly, secondly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • First day on the Somme — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=First day on the Somme partof=the Battle of the Somme (First World War) caption=The Tyneside Irish Brigade advancing on the La Boisselle sector. date=1 July, 1916 place=Somme, Picardy, France result=Indecisive… …   Wikipedia

  • FIRST Lego League — organization [ FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology] . Each year the contest focuses on a different real world topic related to the sciences.cite web |url=… …   Wikipedia

  • firstly — See first, firstly, secondly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • firstly */*/ — UK [ˈfɜː(r)s(t)lɪ] / US [ˈfɜrs(t)lɪ] adverb 1) used for beginning a list of events that happened, or for saying what will happen first 2) used for beginning a list of reasons, arguments etc Firstly, this car looks awful, and secondly, it s… …   English dictionary

  • first — See first, firstly, secondly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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