- adj. 最重要的；最先的
- adv. 首先；居于首位地
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来自古英语formest, 最早的。来自PIE*pre-mo, 最早的，*pre-, 在先，词源同fore, *mo, 最高级后缀，词源同intimate, ultimate. -est, 最高级后缀。因此，该词实际上为双重最高级形式，后拼写受fore,most影响。比较former, first.
- foremost: see former
- foremost (adj.)
- Middle English formest, from Old English fyrmest, formest "earliest, first, most prominent," from Proto-Germanic *furmista-/*frumista- (related to Old English fruma "beginning"), from PIE *pre-mo-, suffixed (superlative) form of root *per- (1) "forward, through; before; first" (see per) + additional superlative suffix -est. For the -m-, see -most, and compare similarly formed Old Frisian formest, Gothic frumists. Altered on the assumption that it is a compound of fore and most. The same compound without the superlative -m- is first. Also in Old English as an adverb, "first of all, at first, in the first place."
- 1. She is, first and foremost, her husband's alter ego.
- 2. He was one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Indian culture.
- 3. I see myself, first and foremost, as a working artist.
- 4. It is first and foremost a trade agreement.
- 5. the world's foremost authority on the subject
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