Definitions of 1st

  1. indicating the beginning unit in a series

Usage examples for 1st

  1. 1523. Died between the last days of November and the 1st December. – Luca Signorelli by Maud Cruttwell
  2. Be ready to start January 1st. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  3. You represent, you say, States which have already seceded from the United States, or will have done so before the 1st of February next, and which will meet South Carolina in convention, on or before the 15th of that month; that your people feel they have a common destiny with our people, and expect to form with them in that Convention a new Confederacy and Provisional Government; that you must and will share our fortunes, suffering with us the evils of war, if it can not be avoided, and enjoying with us the blessings of peace, if it can be preserved. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  4. On Monday, September 1st, orders were given the men to be ready to leave at daylight the next morning, with three days rations for Washington. – Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers by J. Newton Terrill
  5. Michelangelo's letters begin upon the 1st of August in that year. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  6. On the 1st of June, a secret council was held in Zurich, to consider the outrage of the Schwyzers. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  7. I proceed to consider these two questions:- 1st. – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  8. The year following he was elected lieutenant- governor and performed the duties of that office with great ability and dignity up to the time of his death which occurred on the 1st day of December 1797. He died regretted by the nation at large, but most by those who knew him best. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  9. " I am resolved," he wrote to the Minister of War, on September 1st, " to defend the south side to the last extremity, for it is the only honorable course which remains to us." – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  10. I have asked him to come on the 1st and stay till Parliament meets. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  11. 455. Hope, 1st edit. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  12. On the 1st of January 1828, Sydney Smith's Second daughter, Emily, was married to Nathaniel Hibbert, afterwards of Munden House, near Watford, Her father wrote:- We were married on New Year's Day, and are gone! – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  13. 1st Gentleman: Sire, shall we, like the child, forever creep? – 'A Comedy of Errors' in Seven Acts by Spokeshave (AKA Old Fogy)
  14. 449. Not, 1st edit. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  15. On the 1st of March, 1864, the bill went to the Senate. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  16. Your true and grateful brother, Shoghi Letter of 7 April 1935 7 April 1935 Dear Mrs. Slade, Shoghi Effendi has received your letters dated March 8th and April 1st, and wishes me to thank you for them. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  17. July 1st 4 w. – Our Calendar by George Nichols Packer
  18. This was accepted with equal unanimity, and the Bill stood practically thus: 1st. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  19. On 1st May he writes: We think the Toulon squadron will join the expedition against Ireland.... – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. On January 1st, I outlined a program to reduce our balance of payments deficit sharply this year. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various