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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

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

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Socrates

In the Fall of 1774 & Winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers, and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories.
Paul Revere

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

You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
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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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