first period


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Noun1.first period - the first division into which the play of a game is divided
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
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No fragments which can be identified as belonging to the first period survive to give us even a general idea of the history of the earliest epic, and we are therefore thrown back upon the evidence of analogy from other forms of literature and of inference from the two great epics which have come down to us.
During the first period of my captivity I vowed that if anyone should free me before a hundred years were passed, I would make him rich even after his death.
Lately, he had as- sured himself that the altered comrade would not tantalize him with a persistent curiosity, but he felt certain that during the first period of leisure his friend would ask him to relate his adventures of the previous day.
During the first period of their acquaintance Bolkonski felt a passionate admiration for him similar to that which he had once felt for Bonaparte.
Anna, in that first period of her emancipation and rapid return to health, felt herself unpardonably happy and full of the joy of life.
War between the States, in the first period of their separate existence, would be accompanied with much greater distresses than it commonly is in those countries where regular military establishments have long obtained.
He who paints it at the first period will lose some of its later, he who paints it at the last, some of its earlier traits.
Probably at about the end of his first period, also, he began the composition of his sonnets, of which we have already spoken (page 119).
Kimberly-Clark's Kotex brand and Dot Girl First Period Products, a leading retailer of first menstrual period kits for pre-teen girls, announced today a new licensing agreement.
It was observed that during the first period, students only listened to comments and suggestions of teachers and close friends within the same projects.
Since I teach classes in the second, third, and fourth periods, I have two office aides come in for the first period and a single aide in for the second, third, fourth, and sixth periods.