- 1.2British The highest division in the results of the examinations for a university degree.More example sentences
- One of the driving forces behind Advancing Together, the region's strategic framework, is the need to provide a first-class quality of life for everyone and be intolerant of discrimination.
- The children of Ballou deserve a chance at the first-class quality of education Whitman students receive.
- Although the 1st Infantry Division was a first-class unit, it did suffer the occasional bad officer.
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- 1Of the best quality: [as adjective]: a full-scale grand opera needs a first-class orchestraMore example sentences
- Their friendly sales staffs are on hand to give valuable assistance for confidence that you are getting first class quality Volvo car parts.
- Shopping at markets is one of the real pleasures of living in France for a short time; choice and quality are first class.
- Waterford, in particular, has a first class reputation for the quality of these products.
- 1.1Of or relating to the best accommodations in a train, ship, or plane: [as adjective]: first-class air transportation [as adverb]: you can travel first class on any trainMore example sentences
- It was laid out in the style of a first-class train carriage.
- We had arrived in the morning by a first-class - only train - Abela - from Cairo.
- Posing as a QC, he boarded the first-class carriage of an Edinburgh-bound Virgin train and complained his wallet and laptop had been stolen.
- 1.2Of or relating to a class of mail given priority: [as adjective]: first-class mail [as adverb]: send it first classMore example sentences
- If we see any evidence of first-class mail being treated as second class we will take it very seriously, investigate and take all necessary action.
- A postal survey carried out by the Evening Advertiser has shown that most first-class mail sent out from Swindon reaches its destination on time.
- Postal bosses have been set a minimum national target of 92.5 per cent of first-class mail being delivered the next working day.
- 1.3 [as adjective] British Of or relating to the highest division in a university examination: a first-class honors degreeMore example sentences
- He spoke four languages and had a first-class degree from the University of London.
- At the University of Sydney he carried off prizes, graduated with first-class honours in classics, and played cricket with enthusiasm.
- Morgan returned to Glasgow University in 1946 and graduated with first-class honours in English Language and Literature in 1947.
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