Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Original; first; fundamental; chief.

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Usage examples "primary":

  1. The primary cause of his anger was the fact that Florence should pretend to know what was better for him than he knew himself. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  2. The primary, and, to do him justice, the strongest, was in his native courage and his generous pride. - "Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. It is well known that in New York it is possible for a young girl to occupy a primary one. - "Washington Square", Henry James.