Part of speech: adjective

First in place, time, rank, or order; chief.

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Usage examples "foremost":

  1. " We are going all at once and with both feet foremost," declared Hippy. - "Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways", Jessie Graham Flower.
  2. First and foremost, you must remember, Whitefield preached a singularly pure gospel. - "A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield", John Charles Ryle.
  3. But he was an old- timer, and without wasting any words, he smashed the foremost of the workers across the jaw. - "The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.