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  1. in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originallyadverb

    before now

    "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"

    Synonyms:
    in the beginning, primitively, originally, before, sooner, to begin with, earlier, primarily

  2. primarily, in the first placeadverb

    of primary import

    "this is primarily a question of economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"

    Synonyms:
    in the beginning, primarily, originally, mainly, to begin with, in the main, earlier, chiefly, principally

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How to use in the first place in a sentence?

  1. Jessie Rossman:

    We've never looked to see if someone could make different life choices to avoid getting to that position in the first place.

  2. Robert Thompson:

    The Brian Williams story really poisoned the waters of the celebrity anchor person, no one now wants to pull the big stunt, get the biggest person you can get, because that's exactly what got the U.S. networks in trouble in the first place.

  3. Andrew Yang:

    The more we act like Donald Trump is the cause of all our problems, the more Americans lose trust that we can actually see what's going on in our communities and solve those problems, what we have to do is we have to stop being obsessed over impeachment -- which unfortunately strikes many Americans like a ballgame where you know what the score is going to be -- and start actually digging in and solving the problems that got Donald Trump elected in the first place.

  4. Matthew Stover:

    If you have to justify an action, you probably shouldn’t have done it in the first place

  5. Tony Valdovinos:

    I realized, we can knock on doors forever and get chewed out by people who don't support us, or have to beg people to care in the first place, but ultimately, when you watch a movie or a piece of art that resonates with you, I think it's much more impactful.


Translations for in the first place

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  • an erster Stelle, erstensGerman
  • πρώτα πρώτα, καταρχήν, κατά κύριο λόγοGreek
  • para empezar, en primer lugarSpanish
  • alkujaan, alun perin, aluksiFinnish
  • en premier lieu, à la base, à l'origineFrench
  • նախArmenian
  • di tempat pertamaIndonesian
  • そもそも, 最初, 先ず以てJapanese
  • allereerst, in de eerste plaatsDutch
  • łáaʼii góneʼNavajo, Navaho
  • сперва, первым делом, в первую голову, прежде всего, в первую очередь, сначалаRussian

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