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English definition of “foremost”


adjective, adverb     /ˈfɔːməʊst/ formal
most important : He's one of the country's foremost experts on military law .Very important or urgent
(Definition of foremost adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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