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Chiefly (IPA: /ˈtʃifɫi/)


Chiefly (adv.)

In the first place; principally; preeminently; above; especially.

Chiefly (adv.)

For the most part; mostly.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Because the gift of Song was chiefly lent, To give consoling music for the joys We lack, and not for those which we possess." - Song

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives." - Marilyn Monroe

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Matter is composed chiefly of nothing." - Carl Sagan

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own." - John Maynard Keynes

Example Sentence (Quote)

" War is a survival among us from savage times and affects now chiefly the boyish and unthinking element of the nation." - War


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