First, many things in the physical world that we think of as scarce are not really scarce, just presently beyond our ability to capture.
"I will give it to the one who first learns to read in it" she answered.
Man wanted a home, a place of warmth, or comfort, first of warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
Then she unbuttoned the first few buttons on his shirt and slipped her arms around his neck.
"It isn't the first skunk I've seen around here," Carmen said, "but it's the first time I saw one acting like that.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking.
What were you when you were first alive?
In 1736, Claudius Aymand performed the first successful appendectomy on an eleven-year-old boy.
They still have the hand-operated machine from the 1940s that was used to make the first Legos, but it is of course now a museum piece.
A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."
In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
In the First World War, we learned to treat wounds by washing them with a germicide.
First of all, dear friend, tell me how you are.
Still, it was something she should have asked when he first offered her the job.
Yes. The first time I went to Oz I found you there, ruling the Emerald City.
The first one that passes the place where the Princess sits shall be named the winner.
He was the first great American painter.
It was the first time she had even looked at it since the wreck.
The group of these queer creatures which was discovered clustered near the stairs at first remained staring and motionless, glaring with evil eyes at the intruders who had so suddenly appeared in their land.
This appeared so unexpectedly that they were unprepared to take advantage of it at first, and allowed the rocky wall to swing around again before they had decided to pass over.
"Your Royal Highness and Fellow Citizens," he began; "the small cat you see a prisoner before you is accused of the crime of first murdering and then eating our esteemed Ruler's fat piglet--or else first eating and then murdering it.
At first the piglet stuck in the neck of the vase and I thought I should get him, after all, but he wriggled himself through and fell down into the deep bottom part--and I suppose he's there yet.
Such was the way in which the first true English poem was written.
Analysts declared each successive generation might be "the first to have a lower standard of living than their parents."
The first error is to assert that history unfolds in a basically linear fashion, that there is a fundamental continuity between the past, present, and future.
Because television was radio with pictures, the first television shows were simply men in suits standing in front of microphones reading the news.
These features weren't on the site when it was first launched because the necessary data did not yet exist.
First, it will consider all your friends, people with whom you have actual intimate relationships, and it will look at where they go for Italian food.
Third: It is always the case that diseases are eliminated first in the healthy, well-developed, rich countries, then gradually around the world.
He predicts that within twenty years, the first person to live to one thousand will be born.
In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
The Emperor was with the army to encourage it, but his presence and ignorance of what steps to take, and the enormous number of advisers and plans, destroyed the first army's energy and it retired.
In his first letter which came soon after he had left home, Prince Andrew had dutifully asked his father's forgiveness for what he had allowed himself to say and begged to be restored to his favor.
First, notepaper--do you hear?
He recalled all the words spoken at that first meeting with Potemkin.
At first the noise of the falling bombs and shells only aroused curiosity.
Princess Mary, alarmed by her father's feverish and sleepless activity after his previous apathy, could not bring herself to leave him alone and for the first time in her life ventured to disobey him.
She vividly recalled the moment when he had his first stroke and was being dragged along by his armpits through the garden at Bald Hills, muttering something with his helpless tongue, twitching his gray eyebrows and looking uneasily and timidly at her.
And not the face she had known ever since she could remember and had always seen at a distance, but the timid, feeble face she had seen for the first time quite closely, with all its wrinkles and details, when she stooped near to his mouth to catch what he said.
Rostov and Ilyin gave rein to their horses for a last race along the incline before reaching Bogucharovo, and Rostov, outstripping Ilyin, was the first to gallop into the village street.
"You're first!" cried Ilyin, flushed.