First in a sentence 🔊

Definition of First

Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest. | Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest. | (obsolete) Time; time granted; respite.

Short Example Sentence for First

  • 1. The first man succumbs to his power. 🔊
  • 2. The first question is easily answered. 🔊
  • 3. Yasig was our first camp out of Nagartse. 🔊
  • 4. The first day we climbed a few miles up to Lingmatam. 🔊
  • 5. It so happened that his own son was the first by whom it was violated. 🔊
  • 6. I was in the first column, and thus missed certain hardships. 🔊

How to use First in Sentence?

  • 1. The second scheme of fatalism rises above the first in point of dignity and purity of character. 🔊
  • 2. The audience, which had at first been indifferent, became more and more interested. 🔊
  • 3. This deputation would first and foremost bring with it a white muslin rag as an emblem of peace. 🔊
  • 4. Reproach others for nothing, and repent of nothing, this is the first step to wisdom. 🔊
  • 5. The first act had been brisk, the second had dragged, but the last had been thrilling. 🔊
  • 6. On these grounds, especially on the first two, we must justify all the natural evil in the world. 🔊
  • 7. Consequently, loose sentences of the type first quoted are common in easy, unstudied writing. 🔊
  • 8. This is much better than My first visit to Boston will always be remembered by me. 🔊
  • 9. It has only been subjoined to the later editions of his work, and did not accompany the first impression of it. 🔊
  • 10. The first was to visit the civil surgeon, and be examined for fitness for residing in high altitudes. 🔊
  • 11. There was reluctance at first on the part of the monasteries to sell us supplies, but this was shortly overcome. 🔊
  • 12. The early records of the city have disappeared, and the story of its first years can no longer be reconstructed. 🔊
  • 13. As the early records of the city have disappeared, the story of its first years can no longer be reconstructed. 🔊
  • 14. Owing to the disappearance of the early records of the city, the story of its first years can no longer be reconstructed. 🔊
  • 15. Here again the author sets forth the true principle; but how does it agree with his logic in relation to the first man? 🔊
  • 16. Later on, when we had moved from our first camp to that which we occupied for the greater part of the time, the bazaar developed. 🔊
  • 17. The former showed himself to be an artist of the first rank, while the latter proved itself fully deserving of its high reputation. 🔊
  • 18. In the first place, then, it is not a limitation of the divine omnipotence to say, that it cannot work contradictions. 🔊
  • 19. In both these examples, the first period should be replaced by a comma, and the following word begun with a small letter. 🔊
  • 20. We have sought the truth, and how far we have found it, no one should proceed to determine without having first read and examined. 🔊
  • 21. Now, by the way, would it not have been as well if he had first made sure of the fact, before he undertook to explain it? 🔊
  • 22. A new symbol, such as that of a man's head, was thus naturally viewed at first with suspicion. 🔊
  • 23. And yet you must look round inquiringly, you must snatch on to the first bid, and appeal loudly for a higher. 🔊
  • 24. But this reason, however specious and imposing at first view, will lose much of its apparent force upon a closer examination. 🔊
  • 25. Let us suppose, then, in the first place, the position to be assumed, that no object can possibly justify the infliction of such awful punishments. 🔊
  • 26. The first would be the right form in a paragraph on the dramatists of the Restoration; the second, in a paragraph on the tastes of modern readers. 🔊
  • 27. In the first place, then, to begin with our fundamental position, the Creator could not necessitate the holiness of the creature. 🔊
  • 28. At first view, it certainly looks very much like doing evil; and it is not at once distinguishable from the temptations ascribed to Satanic agency. 🔊
  • 29. Many violations of this rule (as the first three below) arise from faulty arrangement; others (as the last) from the use of unlike constructions. 🔊
  • 30. And this difficulty, so appalling at first view, remains just as great after all that the most enlightened advocates of that scheme have advanced as it was before. 🔊
  • 31. The active voice is usually more direct and vigorous than the passive: I shall always remember my first visit to Boston. 🔊
  • 32. How does he show, for example, that the first man was guilty and justly punishable for a transgression in which he succumbed to the divine omnipotence? 🔊
  • 33. Every such person should first ask himself whether his objection might not be retorted, or the shaft be hurled back with destructive force at the assailant. 🔊
  • 34. If we should concede that they are a punishment, we should be compelled to admit that the sin of the first man is imputed to his posterity, and that he was their federal head. 🔊