first person or thing mentioned or occurring
before anything else; before the others
for the first time
coming before all others in time, order, importance, etc.
not even one
"He wanted to be the first"
"the first of the month"
"they got an early start"
"she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
"the first house on the right"
"the first day of spring"
"his first political race"
"her first baby"
"the first time"
"the first meetings of the new party"
"the first phase of his training"
"the magazine's inaugural issue"
"the initiative phase in the negotiations"
"an initiatory step toward a treaty"
"his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"
"the liner's maiden voyage"
"the beginning canto of the poem"
"the first verse"
"was first in her class"
"the foremost figure among marine artists"
"the top graduate"
"the first violin section"
"played first horn"
"first we must consider the garter snake"
"when Felix first saw a garter snake"
"I was here first"
"let's do this job first"
"he put his best foot foremost"
Each of the six first lines of the Iliad might lose two syllables.
出自： S. Johnson
Mr Clare..whose first wife had died..married a second late in life.
出自： T. Hardy
I thought of the first sheep I ever remember seeing.
出自： Scott Fitzgerald
An April evening..the big trees in first leaf.
出自： I. Murdoch
Memories from my first two years.
出自： Day Lewis
For the first few years of his working life..he had had to work every second Saturday.
出自： G. Gordon