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first and foremost

Definition of first and foremost in English:

Most importantly; more than anything else: he considered himself first and foremost a writer
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  • Since then he has never looked back although he does consider himself to be a Carlow man first and foremost.
  • Like everything else Shaker, things had, first and foremost, to be practical.
  • Cathedrals are, first and foremost, places of worship and are recognised as places of great beauty.
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