Foremost
Foremost Fore"most`, a. [OE. formest first, AS. formest, fyrmest, superl. of forma first, which is a superl. fr. fore fore; cf. Goth. frumist, fruma, first. See {Fore}, adv., and cf. {First}, {Former}, {Frame}, v. t., {Prime}, a.] First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army. [1913 Webster]

THat struck the foremost man of all this world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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