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Definition of Chiefly


  1. In the first place; principally; preeminently; above; especially.
  2. For the most part; mostly.

Chiefly Quotations

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
Iris Murdoch

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Thomas Hardy

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Miguel de Cervantes

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Edgar Allan Poe

I ate no butcher's meat, lived chiefly on fruits, vegetables, and fish, and never drank a glass of spirits or wine until my wedding day. To this I attribute my continual good health, endurance, and an iron constitution.
John James Audubon
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Chiefly Translations

chiefly in Afrikaans is hoofsaaklik, veral
chiefly in Dutch is inzonderheid
chiefly in Finnish is etenkin
chiefly in French is principalement
chiefly in Italian is principalmente, in prima linea
chiefly in Latin is precipue, praecipue, presertim praesertim
chiefly in Portuguese is principalmente
chiefly in Spanish is sobretodo, principalmente
chiefly in Swedish is huvudsakligen
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