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Quotes of primarily

  1. Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive. – Jean M. Auel
  2. Style is primarily a matter of instinct. – Bill Blass
  3. A man is not primarily a witness against something. That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something. – Whittaker Chambers
  4. The opportunities that Gorbachev created for international relations have also been missed, perhaps even lost- here, however, primarily because of the United States. – Stephen Cohen
  5. But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can't forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn't work. – Robert Downey, Jr.
  6. History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections. – Johan Huizinga
  7. I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized human remains of at least a thousand different specimens in South and East Africa, more or less complete at that. I think this is where the prelude to human history was primarily played out. – Richard Leakey
  8. I will be singing primarily all the songs from the musicals that I have been in from over the years. – Elaine Paige
  9. Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently. – James Cash Penney
  10. The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? – Max de Pree
  11. I always thought that Bill Murray was one of the great actors that I've worked with. And I've worked with all kinds of people who are known primarily for their dramatic work. – Ivan Reitman
  12. We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through. – Peter De Vries
  13. My book collection is primarily in America, since that's where I've lived most of my life. – Terri Windling

Usage examples for primarily

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Her voice was primarily defective, and her immediate vocal method was bad. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  9. 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
  10. A great spiritual movement must be primarily a lay movement. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  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. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. " The New System" is primarily social satire. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Seated on a log, with his friends on either side of him, Tom started his strange narrative with: At the very beginning I'll say that I'm primarily to blame for my own troubles. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  19. The difficulty, therefore, in introducing woman's suffrage into England has not been primarily in Parliament. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  20. In the question as to the cause of the situation they were not primarily interested. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan