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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

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

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

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

I fear that my mind would starve and that I might find myself in danger if I had no visual information, that it's chiefly the light, the shapes, the spaces, the colors that I see that compel me to keep moving forward in life and that keep me safe.
Rosemary Mahoney
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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