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Origin of premier
Examples from the Web for premier
Most recently, Karl Lagerfeld hosted a grand fête celebrating the premier of his film Reincarnation.
When most of us think of the premier retirement destination for unrepentant Nazis, our minds immediately turn to South America.
Only time will tell whether Mattel can save their premier toy from financial ruin.
For all these reasons and more, the 38-year-old actress has become one of the premier portrayers of working-class women onscreen.Michelle Monaghan on ‘Fort Bliss,’ the Lack of Roles for Women, and ‘True Detective’ Hysteria|Marlow Stern|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear Sunday at the Harkin Steak Fry, the premier Democratic fundraising event in the state.2016 Overachiever Martin O’Malley Now Has 11 Staffers Working in Iowa|Ben Jacobs|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course the giant explained, and the premier looked incredulous.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
There was open admiration in the Premier's eyes, but at the same time he was distressed and ill at ease.The Crime Club|William Holt-White
The Persian premier at last made the allegation to Mr. Murray himself, in a despatch.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Members began to go out, but, as the Premier rose, they drew back and left a path for him down the middle of the House.Half a Hero|Anthony Hope
Thrusting it into his vest, he dropped a humble bow to the premier, and turned from the chamber.Hildebrand|Anonymous
Word Origin for premier
mid-15c., "first in time;" late 15c. as "first in rank," from Middle French premier "first, chief," from Latin primarius "of the first rank, chief" (see primary (adj.)).
1711 in the political sense, a shortening of premier minister (1680s); see premier (adj.). In U.S. usage, premier formerly was applied occasionally to the Secretary of State (1855-c.1900).