firstly

[ furst-lee ]
/ ˈfɜrst li /

adverb

in the first place; first.

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Origin of firstly

First recorded in 1525–35; first + -ly
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firstly
/ (ˈfɜːstlɪ) /

adverb

coming before other points, questions, etc
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