Definitions

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  • adj. Happening for the first time; doing something for the first time.

Etymologies

first time as a modifier (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Reviews that length are unheard of for no-name first-time authors, let alone no-name first-time authors writing self-serving autobiographies.

    HAVE YOU SEEN MY COUNTRY LATELY?

  • Seven out of 11 UK regions have been dubbed "first-time buyer black spots" by property website Rightmove, which found that the number of people in the market for a first home has fallen nearly 10pc since July 2009.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • In Massachusetts, first-time burglars were branded on the forehead with the letter B; second offenders were branded and whipped; a third offense made one “incorrigible” and, therefore, subject to death.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • I try to discern in what way this temazcal might have changed him, but Julio does them so regularly, it would be impossible to tell for a first-time observer.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Policy Council is a magical place, too … a place where our founding editor has been known to give first-time swallowers the help they need.

    Ummmm …

  • The federal government is literally handing out $8,000 to first-time homebuyers and $4,500 to people trading in old cars for new ones.

    Quick fixes (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance, however, fell last week to their lowest level this year.

    Obama announces 'jobs forum'

  • New York (CNNMoney. com) – The number of first-time filers for unemployment insurance fell last week to a nearly 15-month low, according to a government report released Wednesday.

    Jobless claims slide to near 15-month low

  • Although we still have a ways to go, unemployment claims fortunately FELL last week to a 15-month low from first-time filers.

    Romney lays out plan to fix economy

  • What if we cancelled the driver's license of every first-time speeder for life?

    Huckabee responds to Washington shootings

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