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It's nice to witness these discoveries at first hand.
Michael Aspel

Meaning of "at first hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AT FIRST HAND

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AT FIRST HAND

at best
at bottom
at close quarters
at cross-purposes
at daggers drawn
at death´s door
at ease
at every turn
at fault
at first blush
at grade
at gunpoint
at hand
at hazard
at heart
at home
at home in
at intervals
at issue
at knife-point

WORDS THAT END LIKE AT FIRST HAND

a free hand
a heavy hand
at hand
at second hand
by hand
come to hand
first hand
free hand
from hand to hand
hand
hand in hand
hat in hand
helping hand
in hand
on hand
out of hand
second hand
take in hand
the upper hand
to hand
upper hand

Synonyms and antonyms of at first hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AT FIRST HAND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «at first hand» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of at first hand

Translation of «at first hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AT FIRST HAND

Find out the translation of at first hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of at first hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «at first hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

第一手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de primera mano
570 millions of speakers

English

at first hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहले हाथ में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في متناول اليد الأولى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

из первых рук
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em primeira mão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথম দিকে এ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de première main
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pada mulanya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aus erster Hand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

まず手近
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

먼저 손 에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing tangan pisanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở bàn tay đầu tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதல் கையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पहिल्या हाताने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

birinci el
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di prima mano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

z pierwszej ręki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

з перших рук
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la prima mână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από πρώτο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die eerste hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i första hand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på første hånd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of at first hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AT FIRST HAND»

The term «at first hand» is very widely used and occupies the 6.305 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AT FIRST HAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about at first hand

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2 QUOTES WITH «AT FIRST HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word at first hand.
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Michael Aspel
It's nice to witness these discoveries at first hand.
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James F. Byrnes
I have come to Germany to learn at first hand the problems involved in the reconstruction of Germany and to discuss with our representatives the views of the United States Government as to some of the problems confronting us.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AT FIRST HAND»

Discover the use of at first hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to at first hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Florence Nightingale at First Hand
Her passionate dedication to her causes shines through her writing, making this book a great read.
Lynn McDonald, 2010
2
The English Civil War At First Hand
In doing so he brings out the voices of the civil war generation - those who lost sons, who witnessed massacres and who fought for an ideal. In this book we see their motivations, fears and misery as the horror of war overwhelmed them.
Tristram Hunt, 2011
3
Jonathan Edwards, the Valley and Nature: An Interpretative Essay
Both at first hand and second hand the understanding of nature may be counted as productive of profound insights, but in different ways. Hence with Edwards the beauty he found in nature at first hand had deep resonances in his religious ...
Clyde A. Holbrook, 1987
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Submarine: An Anthology of First-hand Accounts of the War ...
There is no more vivid and poignant account than one at first hand, and this new volume draws together numerous stories from those men who served in the submarines of the Second World War, weaving them seamlessly together using excerpts ...
Jean Hood, 2007
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A Collection of Statutes Connected with the General ...
An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to regulate the Conveyance and Sale of Fish at First Hand. [16th June 1834.] "yyHEREAS by an act made and passed ...
Great Britain, William David Evans, Anthony Hammond, 1836
6
Apparitions and Thought-Transference: An Examination of the ...
The testimony at first-hand of the actual witnesses, it need hardly be said, is to be desired in any investigation; but in the case of phenomena which are at once stimulating to the imagination, and, as being novel, have no recognised standard of ...
Frank Podmore, 2011
7
A Collection of the Public General Statutes Passed in the ...
An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to regulate the Conveyance and Sale of Fish at First Hand. [16th June 1834.3 "l^THEREAS by an Act made and ...
Great Britain, 1834
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American Anthropology, 1921-1945: Papers from the American ...
Thus while continuous contact may be held as a valid term, the element of diffusion at first hand through contact between entire peoples must be revised. The suggestion may be advanced for further consideration that the definition be ...
George W. Stocking, 2002
9
The Way of the Ship: Sailors, Shanties and Shantymen
During boyhood I was constantly about amongst ships, and had learnt at first hand all the popular shanties before any collection of them appeared in print. I have in later years collected them from all manner of sailors, chiefly at Northumbrian ...
Richard Runciman Terry, 2009
10
The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ...
An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirty- third Year of the lteign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to regulate the Conveyance and Sale of Fisli at First Hand. " [16th June 1834.] ' YirHEREAS by an Act made and ...
Great Britain, Sir George Kettilby Rickards, 1834

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AT FIRST HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term at first hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Leeds memorial to victims of Somme
Church spokesman and local historian Andy Dalton said: “Many of us grew up with grandparents who remembered at first hand the horrors of ... «Yorkshire Evening Post, Jul 15»
2
William Porterfield is inspired by McCullum magic - Belfast Telegraph
"It is pretty freakish what he can do and fantastic to see at first hand and you can learn quite a bit from him. "He's a pretty chilled out guy, who ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
Chance for Shropshire businesses to get share of £4 million pot
“The first Green Shoots fund demonstrated at first hand the positive difference such schemes can make to businesses and that is why I'm ... «shropshirestar.com, Jul 15»
4
Metalysis Demonstrates One-Step Metal Powder Production …
... engineers, were able to see the process at first hand and learn where they can put their skills and knowledge to use in their future careers.”. «Azom.com, Jul 15»
5
Involve traders in reconstruction of markets – Lordina
She was at the meeting to acquaint herself with the problems facing the 13 markets in Accra and know at first hand how market women who ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
6
Set up a business on spare land as Secret Campsite looks to come …
... visit the site in Town Littleworth, Barcombe, 5 miles north of Lewis in East Sussex, to experience the Secret Campsite operation at first hand. «Kent and Sussex Courier, Jul 15»
7
Rallycross: Team Peugeot Hansen Deprived Of Victory In Sweden
Rallycross is a sport where even the best laid plans can be blown off course, though, and Team Peugeot Hansen experienced this at first hand ... «PaddockTalk, Jul 15»
8
MP backs bid to clear pond of fast-growing plants
“I have seen at first hand through my visits to pond how rich it is in wildlife, perhaps most notably some of the more uncommon plants like ... «The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, Jul 15»
9
What's On in Edinburgh this week
Experience at first hand the ideas that became icons (like the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision and Jazz Bass), through demonstrations, live ... «The Edinburgh Reporter, Jul 15»
10
A Foursquare competitor from Prishtina!
... app Elly, has managed to come up with a modern design, that utilizes easy user navigation and shows information to the user at first hand. «Digjitale, Jul 15»

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