for the first time


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Adv.1.for the first time - the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake"
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Accustomed to the world, habitually at their ease in every social emergency, they were now silenced for the first time in their lives by the first serious sense of embarrassment which they had felt since they were children in the presence of a stranger.
The woman in the poor black garments changed her position for the first time.
He was the only being present who possessed sufficient candor to admit that he was not listening to these gracious performances for the first time that summer.
They were not drunk but one of them had noticed for the first time that his friend possessed a silver watch which he was wearing on a chain.
The baby was smiling up at her, for the first time in its life, just at that moment; and while I watched the woman she suddenly crossed herself, oh, so devoutly
The orchestra played until the curtain was ready to go up for the first time, then they departed for the evening.
Macmillan's collected edition of the poet's works, with the first book of The Recluse, now published for the first time, and of an excellent introductory essay by Mr.
To read one of his greater pastoral poems for the first time is like a day spent in a new country; the memory is crowded for a while with its precise and vivid incidents:--
The constitution of the summer-house had lasted until the spring of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, when the unhallowed footsteps of innovation passed that way; and the venerable privileges of the Owls were assailed, for the first time, from the world outside.
She felt that this evening, when they would both meet for the first time, would be a turning point in her life.
On the twenty-eighth of October Kutuzov with his army crossed to the left bank of the Danube and took up a position for the first time with the river between himself and the main body of the French.
For the first time she saw the whole sequence of events -- saw it as plainly as the cloudless blue of the sky and the green glow of the trees in the sunlight outside.