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1       adj   The foremost thing or person in a group is the most important or best.  
He was one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Indian culture...     
2    You use first and foremost to emphasize the most important quality of something or someone.  
first and foremost      phrase   PHR n/prep, PHR with cl, PHR after v     (emphasis)    It is first and foremost a trade agreement...     
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chief, first, front, headmost, highest, inaugural, initial, leading, paramount, pre-eminent, primary, prime, principal, supreme  

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