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not derived from something else

a condition or time of vigor and freshness

to cause to be ready, as for use, consumption, or a special purpose

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a number that has no factor but itself and 1

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

the second canonical hour

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the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

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insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

cover with a primer

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fill with priming liquid

first in rank or degree

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used of the first or originating agent

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of superior grade

of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers

being at the best stage of development

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References in classic literature ?
High matter thou injoinst me, O prime of men, Sad task and hard, for how shall I relate To human sense th' invisible exploits Of warring Spirits; how without remorse The ruin of so many glorious once And perfet while they stood; how last unfould The secrets of another world, perhaps Not lawful to reveal?
The Prince de Conde, the first prince of the blood, the conqueror of Rocroy, Lens and Nordlingen, was, in fact, entering the apartment of Monseigneur de Mazarin, followed by his gentlemen, and had already saluted the king, when the prime minister raised his curtain.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN is on the brink of accepting the Prime Minister's offer, when he sees wife looking at him with her clear, candid eyes.
But he worships strange gods," said the prime minister, deferentially.
The jewelled order of his knighthood went back to the Indian Government, and a new Prime Minister was appointed to the charge of affairs, and a great game of General Post began in all the subordinate appointments.
He was the nephew of Sir Isaac; but, what was much more important at the moment, he was also the private secretary of the Prime Minister.
In fact," pursued Aramis, quietly, "a cardinal, prime minister of France, assisted by the favor and by the countenance of his Most Christian Majesty the King of France, a cardinal to whom the king his master lends the treasures of the state, his army, his counsel, such a man would be acting with twofold injustice in applying these mighty resources to France alone.
No, sir," said the Prime Minister, with the quick, decisive manner for which he was famous.
Anne spent a fortnight of halcyon days at Echo Lodge in the golden prime of August.
The Duke of Devenham, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whose wife entertained for his party, and whose immense income, derived mostly from her American relations, was always at its disposal, was a person almost as important in the councils of his country as the Prime Minister himself.
Wingrave was present that evening at a reception given by the Prime Minister to some distinguished foreign guests.
So saying, he annexed both countries, and after a long, peaceful, and happy reign was poisoned by his Prime Minister.
these he named the Party of Opposition and had his Prime Minister
Heaven and hell may be the prime factors of zeal in the religion of a fanatic; but for the great majority of the religious, heaven and hell are incidental to right and wrong.
And right now, speaking of armour-plate lining, I could drink the both of you down when you were at your prime.