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to begin with

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novelty

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from the first

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  • from the start
  • from the beginning
  • from the outset
  • from the very beginning
  • from the introduction
  • from the starting point
  • from the inception
  • from the commencement
  • from the word `go'

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at or near the start of a period, development, or series

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the first or highest in an ordering or series

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the first element in a countable series

the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)

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the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle

preceding all others in time or space or degree

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indicating the beginning unit in a series

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serving to set in motion

serving to begin

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ranking above all others

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highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections

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before anything else

the initial time

prominently forward

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Mr Hain however - backed by First Minister Carwyn Jones - is advocating that each of the 30 new constituencies should elect two AMs by first-past-the-post.
Electing two AMs for each constituency on a first-past-the-post basis would distort the result even further and I think it would give Labour a permanent overall majority.
He said first-past-the-post offers simplicity and clarity about what people are voting for and avoids an increased likelihood of coalition government.
And while it proved a saviour for Labour, the list was unkind to the Conservatives, with gains in the first-past-the-post seats being largely wiped out by losses on the list.
As per the data, a total of 1,945 candidates are in fray for the 165 seats of the Parliament and other 3,203 candidates are contesting for the 330 seats of the Provincial Council under the First-Past-the-Post (FTTP) system.
Responding to reporters' questions following midday prayers at the Hisarcyklyoy-lu mosque on Friday, the prime minister said that the ruling party was planning to introduce the first-past-the-post system in which only one deputy will be elected in each electoral constituency.
But his coalition could still lose because almost half of parliamentary seats are decided on a first-past-the-post basis rather than the proportional representation system that provided the basis for the exit polls.
At present 40 AMs are elected in first-past-the-post constituencies, with the remaining 20 from regional lists on a PR basis.
She quoted Mr Hain from during the referendum as saying: "As a democrat, I cannot wish away the fact that first-past-the-post is no longer fit for purpose.
In a series of press interviews, the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Peter Hain, called for a change in the voting system in Wales, arguing that the only acceptable option to have all AMs elected by first-past-the-post.
I FEEL that I must write and criticise the proposal from Peter Hain MP, who is suggesting that the way we elect all our AMs to the Welsh Assembly should be only done by the first-past-the-post system and not on a part PR basis.
The first-past-the-post voting method, although similar in design, does not relate solely to plurality party.
FORMER CBI chief Digby Jones has backed the campaign to reform Britain's electoral system Lord Jones of Birmingham said in an interview that the proposed Alternative Vote system was not "perfect", but was better than the first-past-the-post system.
Lord Digby said that the Alternative Vote is better than the first-past-the-post system as it meant each elected MP would have the general backing of at least half of those constituents who voted.
The Labour leader claimed it was also incorrect to suggest that switching from first-past-the-post to AV would lead to more coalitions or that it would involve expensive complex counting machines.