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Definitions for firstly
ˈfɜrst lifirst·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first off(adverb)

    before anything else

    "first we must consider the garter snake"


  1. firstly(Adverb)

    In the first place; before anything else; first.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firstly(adverb)

    in the first place; before anything else; -- sometimes improperly used for first

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firstly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3172

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firstly' in Adverbs Frequency: #319

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firstly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firstly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of firstly in a Sentence

  1. Chris Elliot:

    It’s crucial now to talk about safe behaviors, firstly, we talk about different types of mines and IEDs( improvised explosive device) and how to spot them when they go back to their homes. Then we talk about dangerous areas, and then thirdly we talk about what you would do if you saw a landmine.

  2. Lion Shahab:

    Firstly, this paper does not attempt to link the rise in mobile phone use with a rise in brain tumor incidence directly, there are statistical techniques available to do this, for instance using time-series analysis, which attempt to link changes in a putative risk factor with changes in the outcome of interest over time. This was not done here.

  3. Naim Qassem:

    At the regional level, we see as unlikely an American war against Iran for many reasons, the most important of them being firstly that Iran is a strong state with important defensive capabilities.

  4. Matthew Bryza:

    Russia’s goal in its lone mediation mission appears to be twofold: firstly, to repair its international reputation in relation to its debacle in Ukraine, and secondly to strengthen the impression in Armenia and Azerbaijan that Russia calls the shots in the South Caucasus, the fact that the U.S. administration is so absent and timid in its response has the impact of ceding the strategic field in the South Caucasus to Russia. This can have profound and dangerous consequences in Syria, Ukraine, and far beyond.

  5. Jeremy Farrar:

    It's critical that we encourage companies to keep working on this, firstly, it may be that two vaccines may have very different characteristics.

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