[ adverb ] the initial time;
"when Felix first saw a garter snake"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
A bright sun and brisk wind had the track in a fast condition for_the_first_time this week and 8280 St._Patty_Day celebrants bet $ 842617 on the well prepared program .(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
The third method was , to our knowledge , successfully applied for_the_first_time by C._Sheer and co-workers ( Ref. 2 ) .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Feelings of a community of interest will have_to be recreated - in some of the new nations , indeed , they must be built for_the_first_time - on a new basis which looks toward the future and does not rely only on shared memories of the past .(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
The pain in itself was neutral ; but unfortunately the rabbit , on no grounds at_all , took_up toward this neutral object an attitude of disapproval and that made it for_the_first_time , and in the only intelligible sense , bad .(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
It was the collage that made the terms of_this dilemma clear : the representational could be restored and preserved only on the flat and literal surface now that illusion and representation had become , for_the_first_time , mutually_exclusive alternatives .