Examples from the Web for first-hand
As time progressed, her essays became a collection, and now, a first-hand look into the life of being an Ephron.Delia Ephron Talks Her Memoir, ‘Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog’|Erin Cunningham|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He did, however, see Palestine first-hand and supported the Palestinian cause once he did.
Karl Steinberg, a long-term geriatrician in Oceanside, Calif., knows this first-hand.Online Mortality Calculator Could Change Health Care—and Our Views on Death|Josh Dzieza|January 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And I don't know this first-hand, but some people just have to do too much in too short a period of time.
A first-hand witness to such chaos, “Elle” has been married to a sex addict for years.
No scientific history of it exists, and all those who have written on the subject with first-hand knowledge have been party men.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
I have both read and heard of another custom, though I have not known of it at first-hand.The Divine Adventure etc. (Works vol. 4)|Fiona Macleod
The descriptions of nature, the visual observation of life, are first-hand and wonderful.Emerson and Other Essays|John Jay Chapman
Men cannot wrest a first-hand living from the soil and at the same time cultivate a Piccadilly club-land style and air.Some Everyday Folk and Dawn|Miles Franklin
For this reason, we have opinion, or, we wouldn't trust her on the first-hand information.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for first-hand
Word Origin and History for first-hand
also first-hand, first hand, 1690s, from the image of the "first hand" as the source or origin of something.