foremost foremost  /ˈfɔr ˌmoʊst/


  1. (adj) ranking above all others
  2. (adj) preceding all others in spatial position
  3. (adj) situated closest to the bow
  4. (adv) prominently forward
  5. (adv) before anything else


  1. Note that the two things Paglia is most impressed by have to do, first and foremost, with image.
  2. He became what you might call the foremost pronouncer of his time.
  3. All that's needed now is just a little more patience, according to Youk Chhang, Cambodia's foremost researcher on the Khmer Rouge and head of the Documentation Center of Cambodia.


  1. Gregg Popovich guards strategy for defending LeBron during NBA Finals interview

    ESPN’s Doris Burke and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich make for an outstanding interview pairing, as the league’s foremost coaching curmudgeon is confronted with legitimate questions from one of the best sideline reporters in basketball. Of course, great questions don’t guarantee great, thoughtful answers. When asked about his team’s approach to guarding LeBron James during the second half of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Merchants: Two years of construction work near one North Side corner is too much

    It’s 6:30 on a Friday night at Foremost Liquors, at the corner of Lincoln and Peterson, and four workers are standing in the aisles, their arms crossed, with nothing to do. Foremost would normally be bustling this time of night — but that hasn’t happened since a convergence of city and state construction work, starting in August 2011, turned this intersection into ground zero for neon-orange ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. NFL news: Tebowmania hits New England, Ahmad Bradshaw signs and more

    "First and foremost, I just want to thank the Patriots for giving me an opportunity. I'm very thankful. It's such an honor to be a Patriot and play for coach [Bill] Belichick and coach [Josh] McDaniels, and learn under Tom [Brady] and be a part of this great franchise and very successful franchise.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:


  1. "I want to emphasize that this investigation is ongoing, and there's still a lot that we don't know. But we do know that this tragedy was triggered by a failure at the Upper Big Branch mine - a failure first and foremost of management, but also a...
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News (blog)

  2. "It is no different from Week 1. It's no different from the Super Bowl game. It's no different from the first game I ever played football. When I get on the football field my focus is winning the game, first and foremost, doing my job and helping my...
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Antonio Pierce Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "Let me not put it that stark," McCain said. "Let me just put it this way: Americans will judge my candidacy first and foremost on how they believe I can lead the county both from our economy and for national security. Obviously, Iraq will...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

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