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“first and foremost” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “first and foremost” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“first and foremost” in American English

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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)

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