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Definition of Chiefly

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

Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.
Petrarch

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

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
Aristotle

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
Henry Ward Beecher
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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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