Usage examples for firsthand

  1. That's not supposed to happen, but this is the only way to get it all firsthand. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  2. Men of action, whether inside fort walls, bartering in the tepee of the Indian, or off on silent trails alone,- it has been given to each of them to live life at firsthand. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  3. Perhaps the requirement of knowledge at firsthand for children has sometimes been pushed a little too far, with a deadening effect, for the progress of such knowledge is very slow and laborious. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  4. But it's firsthand, Jack, if that's what you want. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  5. The English Records from 1792 to 1814, for access to which I have to express my thanks to Lord Granville, form a body of firsthand authority of extraordinary richness, compass, and interest. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  6. Unique as a mother, untiring in the service of humanity, and possessing extraordinary supernormal powers, she gave him, firsthand and from personal investigation, information and understanding of so unusual a character, that Mr. Saltus regarded the privilege of knowing her as an unmerited blessing. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  7. Hence, Si'Wren was able to learn firsthand of their deep- rooted fear, as the fateful decision was finally made to turn aside. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  8. He was very popular with the numerous important Hub citizens who made the long run out to the Manon- some bent on getting a firsthand view of the marvels of Old Galactic science, and a great many more bent on getting an early stake in the development of Manon Planet, which was rapidly approaching the point where its status would shift from Precol Project to Federation Territory, opening it to all qualified comers. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  9. Let us form some conception of what the Irish exiles suffered from the graphic picture painted in colors, somber but not untrue, by one who knew from firsthand experience the lot of the political prisoner. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  10. Now, from her new employer, she was to learn at firsthand how people in the world of fashion comported themselves. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  11. I promised you I'd let you in on the ground floor next time anything happened, so come on down here quick if you want to see some of his work at firsthand. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  12. Let the reader climb the stairs of some of the tenements in Elizabeth Street, or go through those in Union Street, Brooklyn, and he will get firsthand evidence. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  13. The firsthand experience of youth is not sufficient to effect the cure- and it may be that no years and no experience will purge the mind of this natural tendency. – Success (Second Edition) by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
  14. All along she had planned to go down herself, to see firsthand what an auction would be like, but at that instant the shifting breeze brought a sudden stench from the direction of the ship. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  15. Strange, in that moment of intensely personal life, how her memory was suddenly flooded with impersonal impressions of childhood, little regarded at the time and long since forgotten, but now recurring to her with the authentic and uncontrovertible brilliance which only firsthand experiences in life can bring with them- all those families of her public- school mates, the plain, ugly homes in and out of which she had come and gone, with eyes apparently oblivious of all but childish interests, but really recording life- facts which now in her hour of need stretched under her feet like a solid pathway across an oozing marsh. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  16. According to firsthand reports, she was a satisfactory cruiser, except that she was not very weatherly because her centerboard was too small. – The Migrations of an American Boat Type by Howard I. Chapelle
  17. How many settlers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland also were recruited from it, I know not; but the reader may have it at second- hand from me, as I had it at firsthand from my genealogist, that some Virginian names of the first quality originated in Whitechapel, which, in the colonizing times, was a region of high respectability, and not for generations afterwards the perlieu it became, and has now again somewhat ceased to be. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  18. Yes; as Larry the Bat he knew old Isaac, and he knew him not only personally but by firsthand reputation- he had heard the man cursed in blasphemous, whole- souled abandon by more than one crook who was in the old fence's toils. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard