[ adverb ] before anything else


"first we must consider the garter snake"

Used in print

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

First_of_all , no unit likes to have a new CO brought_in from the outside , especially when he 's an armchair trooper .

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

First_of_all , as we had surmised , the highly compulsive children in the structured setting score significantly better ( * * f ) on achievement than do similar children in the unstructured schools .