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Definition of First-Hand

First-Hand

  1. Obtained directly from the first or original source; hence, without the intervention of an agent.

First-Hand Quotations

I have no time for those who say there is no way Scotland could go it alone. I know first-hand the contribution Scotland and Scots make to Britain's success - so for me there's no question about whether Scotland could be an independent nation.
David Cameron

Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.
bell hooks

It would be suicide in the American academy to show too early an interest beyond your doctoral specialization: charges of everything from charlatanry to ambition would be levied and tenure denied. I've seen this first-hand.
Tony Judt

We were reminded first-hand of the work that still needs to be done in Iraq on the security front when insurgents fired five rounds into the base while we were still meeting with the nurses.
Jon Porter

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
Joey Skaggs
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