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He has two daughters from his first marriage and a son from his second.
Julia got there first, but Susan arrived just a few minutes later.
I was first in the queue so I think I should be served first.
The lecture is the first in a series that will be presented at the university.
First, let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves.
Can’t I just finish reading this article first?
Who was the first man on the moon?
‘Has anyone else visited you?’ ‘No, you’re the first.’
Hillary and Norgay were the first to climb Everest.
He cooked me a meal, which was a first for him.
They borrowed $65 million to cover the first six months of 1993.
When I first started running, I could do a mile in nine minutes.
The first few days of our holiday were wonderful.
His first love was music.
Our first consideration must be the safety of the passengers.
There are four reasons. First, the company has to make money.
Karen has always been first in her class.
Phil Gray came first in the under-12 competition.
Crowe’s book of poems won first prize in last year’s competition.
He got a first in maths from Imperial College.
At first glance, the theory seems to make a lot of sense.
There was nothing especially attractive about him at first sight.
My children will always come first, and they know that.
Does business always come first with Luke?
He was first and foremost an educator who cared about his students.
‘Why not get a job that pays more?’ ‘First and foremost, because I really like what I’m doing.’
The tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis.
First off, I want to tell you how much I like your work.
She’d told the doctor she was ill, but this is the first I’ve heard of it.
He said it was up to the United States to make the first move.
He doesn’t know the first thing about literature.
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