Usage examples for primarily

  1. His innate European tendencies, inexplicable both to himself and to his family, had been developed and strengthened by association with the French officers among whom he had been thrown, and who had welcomed him primarily as the representative of a powerful desert tribe and then, very shortly afterwards, for himself. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  2. But, world- weary as she was, she consented at this time to prepare for publication in book form the notes which she had taken, primarily for her husband's use, of one of their voyages in the South Seas. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  3. The majority held that the purpose of the Amendment was primarily the protection of the negro. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  4. The difficulty, therefore, in introducing woman's suffrage into England has not been primarily in Parliament. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  5. The war was primarily a war with Austria, but the Sovereign of Austria was also the head of Germany. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  6. Her voice was primarily defective, and her immediate vocal method was bad. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  7. The name is derived from the Greek, the use of the apparatus being primarily to measure extremely minute differences of pressure. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  8. Their influence is visible in the rise of new schools; first, the 'Spasmodic School, ' stronger in passion than in intellect, and greater in promise than in performance; and secondly, the Pre- Raphaelites, who were primarily artists, but who were also men of letters. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  9. Primarily they do it because they are naturally Americans, because they have the gift of government, because they like to help " run the show." – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  10. Institutions of this character are largely under state control, and are intended primarily for individuals who cannot be properly treated in their homes. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  11. The posse had been brought to Sour Creek by fate in order that he, Sandersen, might enlist in its ranks and help in the great work of running down Sinclair, for, after all, it was work primarily to his own interest. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  12. " The New System" is primarily social satire. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  13. It was to those who raised this cry, and to those who were likely to be influenced by it, that Butler's famous argument was primarily addressed. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  14. A great spiritual movement must be primarily a lay movement. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  15. Nations are not primarily ruled by laws: less by violence. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  16. Mr. Farron Saftleigh had simply destroyed the letter, of no consequence at all as coming from a person not primarily concerned or authorized, and set off from Denver City the same day for a business visit to San Francisco. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  17. The scientific were charmed, because he was primarily a son of science, and seemed to reduce the universe to scientific order. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  18. Here was a man, a tugboat captain, of course a product of the water front; primarily, no doubt, a dock- rat, and yet a man who had not tangled himself in the use of his forks, who spoke in even, well- modulated tones, and looked like a gentleman. – Dan Merrithew by Lawrence Perry
  19. In the question as to the cause of the situation they were not primarily interested. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan