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first and foremost

C1 more than anything else: In spite of being elected to office, she remains first and foremost a writer.
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first and foremost

more than anything else: In spite of her recent success as a novelist, she remains first and foremost a poet.
(Definition of first and foremost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “first and foremost”
in Chinese (Simplified) 首要的是,首先…
in Chinese (Traditional) 首要的是,首先…
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