Definitions

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  • adv. In the foremost place or order; among the foremost.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the foremost place or order; among the foremost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the foremost place or order; among the foremost.

Etymologies

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foremost +‎ -ly

Examples

  • A flame that merely flickers should be spat upon and effectively marginalized by the powerful in Western salons and centers of power, foremostly from the White House?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I was not able to contribute very much to a decision-making process that relied foremostly upon the Cabinet officers, the secretaries of state and defense, he later admitted.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • And I think that everyone should firstly and foremostly mind their own taste.

    David & Dan confirm what we already know

  • Firstly and foremostly I just read Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay and loved it.

    Archive 2009-06-21

  • He is running for the Presidency on the belief that McCain, Clinton, and Obama are all failing to confront most of the authentic issues facing America, foremostly a need to drastically strip back the federal government and taxation while returning to the true mandates and principles framed in the United States Constitution, including liberty and its accompanying self-reliance.

    Libertarian Party Getting New Presidential Hopeful in Bob Barr

  • We are acting today firstly and foremostly to defend our citizens, we are trying through our military strikes to neutral neutralize the ability of Hezbollah to reign terror on our cities with rockets and missiles.

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2006

  • Well firstly and foremostly, conservatives who might otherwise have supported ID cards, have a Conservative party who have seen a populist issue to win votes on a subject that is no cost to them.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • But foremostly, because we are opening the building that is named after Comrade Alfred Nzo, one of the greatest heroes of our national liberation struggle.

    Address at the opening of the Alfred Nzo Municipality building

  • I wish to thank tiM, editor, but firstly and foremostly friend, for his honest criticism and undying enthusiasm that he has shown towards my poetry.

    Dreaming of Dreaming Poetry by Peter E. Williams

  • She represents blood, and of course could not be expected to leave that out; and firstly and foremostly she must not, in any organization she may deign to grace with her presence, be asked to associate with "these people who were once her slaves."

    A Voice From the South

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