Definition of Firstly

1. Adverb. Before anything else. "First we must consider the garter snake"




Definition of Firstly

1. adv. In the first place; before anything else; -- sometimes improperly used for first.

Definition of Firstly

1. Adverb. (formal) In the first place; before anything else; first. ¹

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Definition of Firstly

1. before all others [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firstly

firstborn
firstborns
firstcomer
firstcomers
firste
firster
firstest
firstfruit
firstfruits
firsthand
firstie
firsties
firstlight
firstling
firstlings
firstly (current term)
firstmost
firstness
firstnesses
firstpass
firstripe
firsts
firststringer
firststringers
firth
firths
firtle
firy
fisbo
fisbos

Literary usage of Firstly

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1. English Usage: Studies in the History and Uses of English Words and Phrases by John Lesslie Hall (1917)
"With seven such authorities arrayed against it, the chances for firstly would seem ... In refutation of De Quincey's charge that firstly was a neologism, ..."

2. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin (1909)
"firstly from his affinities and secondly from his structure—Early androgynous condition of the Vertebrate—Conclusion. ..."

3. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"56 Acres at Bellingham, and 7 Rights in that that was firstly of Dedham, 14. 0. 0. 6 Acres in the great Cedar Swamp in Dedham, 4. 0. 0. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"firstly. "A low grade in the scale of organic life, implying great capacity for variation. : Secondly. " A long period of time during which these ..."

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