firstly firstly  /ˈfɜrstli/


  • (adv) before anything else


  1. But firstly, we should be talking about bringing health care costs down in general, and making it more affordable for the individual, and for the country.
  2. Our instructions to our delegates have always been firstly to consider each question in terms of India's interest, secondly on its merits.
  3. Born Yaron Cohen in Tel Aviv, this Israeli would firstly become Sharon Cohen after undertaking sex reassignment surgery in 1993.


  1. Can a Director of Football Succeed in the English Premier League?

    As the BBC confirmed Joe Kinnear had been appointed Director of Football at Newcastle United on Sunday, fans across the UK looked quizzically at one another. Another attempt to make a Director of Football, or DoF for short, a success? You've got to be joking. The appointment was poorly received for two reasons on Tyneside . Firstly, Kinnear was last involved with the club in their relegation ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Key Announcements by Weyerhaeuser - Analyst Blog

    Weyerhaeuser Company ( WY ) made a number of strategic announcements on June 16, 2013, all of which might have long-term implications on its operations once implemented. Firstly,
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Does Facebook Really Need Hashtags?

    We’re not looking to discover real-time content on Facebook. They clutter up the design. So why add them? Firstly, the same kind of “me too” behavior that led Facebook to rename “subscribers” — people who receive your public updates but aren’t actual friends — to “followers.” Many people post their Twitter updates to Facebook automatically, [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source:


  1. Speaking from Spain's World Cup base, Silva told the club's website: "Firstly I would like to thank Valencia as a club and all of their loyal fans, and my team-mates there and staff. I have enjoyed six years at Valencia, they discovered me as a...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: David Silva Source: Yahoo! Eurosport UK

  2. "When I became the NASA administrator, he charged me with three things. Firstly he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, secondly, to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, to...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Charles Bolden Source: India Talkies

  3. "It is good news that he didn't break his elbow. He is strong enough to recover but we will wait and see," said Grant. "It is firstly the decision of the medical department to see if he can play or not but there is no need to rush -- we have...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Avram Grant Source: CNN

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