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Synonyms for primarily
praɪˈmɛər ə li, -ˈmɛr-, ˈpraɪ mɛr ə li, -mər ə-pri·mar·i·ly

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  1. chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the mainadverb

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

    Synonyms:
    generally, mainly, in general, in the main, chiefly, principally, in the first place

    Antonyms:
    secondarily

  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, originally, mainly, to begin with, in the main, earlier, chiefly, principally, in the first place

    Antonyms:
    secondarily

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  1. Michael McGinnis:

    Looking only at death rates, and primarily at mortality prominent in 1969, gives a necessary but not sufficient profile of the health of the nation and the citizens within it – missing issues like the rapid ascendance of Alzheimer’s disease, the rise and reduction of HIV/AIDS, the more recent ascendance of diabetes deaths( tracking the obesity epidemic) and persistent disparities in health care, for example the sustained gap between blacks and whites, we now have the science and the capacity to develop a system of vital signs that can give a much better picture of our health progress.

  2. Mike Rogers:

    We focus primarily on the defensive, but I think now we're at a tipping point where we not only need to continue to build on the defensive capability, but we've also got to broaden our capabilities to provide policymakers and operational commanders with a broader range of options.

  3. Jonathan Greenblatt:

    Hitler's ideology, the Third Reich, was predicated on the idea that the Aryans, the Germans, were a master race and the Jews were a subhuman race. It was a racialized anti-Semitism, now that might not fit exactly or feel different than the way we think about race in 21st century America, where primarily it's about people of color, but throughout the Jewish people's history, they have been marginalized, they have been persecuted, they have been slaughtered, in large part because many people felt they were not just a different religion, but indeed a different race.

  4. Govind Bisht:

    These trees, such as oak, rhododendron and the kharsu (an endemic species), are primarily responsible for groundwater recharging, but they are fast vanishing, being cut, whether for timber or for so-called ‘developmental works’ such as roads or tourist resorts.

  5. Drew Hammill:

    These issues were negotiated primarily by the Appropriations Committee and OMB, these matters were two among dozens that had to be resolved in order to reach agreement on the two minibuses between both Houses of Congress and White House.


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