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English definition of “first and last”

first and last

as the most important fact: Don was, first and last, a good friend.Very important or urgent Grammar:First, firstly or at first?See more
(Definition of first and last from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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