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[hed-fawr-mohst, -muh st, -fohr-] /ˈhɛdˈfɔrˌmoʊst, -məst, -ˈfoʊr-/
headfirst (def 1).
Origin of headforemost
First recorded in 1615-25; head + foremost Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He slid rapidly down this, headforemost, without the use of his hands.

  • I forget even Miss ——, and dive headforemost into the billows.

  • He caught up Letitia by one dwindling arm and cast her headforemost into Cis's room.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Franklin clapped his head under the fellow's thighs and, rising, pitched him headforemost into the river.

    Benjamin Franklin Paul Elmer More
  • In his office the upholder of urban midsummer joys dived, headforemost, into the swimming pool of business.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
  • She was anything but an Amazon, but he could see her pitching him headforemost into the road for daring the impertinence.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • The next instant a nervous shove from behind sent him headforemost into the lake.

    The Copper Princess Kirk Munroe

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