At the first
First First (f[~e]rst), adv. Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles. [1913 Webster]

Adam was first formed, then Eve. --1 Tim. ii. 13. [1913 Webster]

{At first}, {At the first}, at the beginning or origin.

{First or last}, at one time or another; at the beginning or end. [1913 Webster]

And all are fools and lovers first or last. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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