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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 at first

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 First adv. Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
    Adam was first formed, then Eve.   --1 Tim. ii. 13.
  At first, At the first, at the beginning or origin.
 First or last, at one time or another; at the beginning or end.
    And all are fools and lovers first or last.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 at first
      adv : at the beginning; "at first he didn't notice anything
            strange" [syn: initially, ab initio, at the start]