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01. The exportation of raw logs to Asia and the U.S. continues to be one of our province's [primary] industries.
02. Our local fishing industry is [primarily] based on salmon.
03. The doctor said that his [primary] focus at this point is to get our grandmother strong enough to begin treatment for her illness.
04. Many men in our society seem [primarily] concerned with their careers, at the expense of their families.
05. The [primary] reason he has done so well at school is that he works incredibly hard.
06. This magazine is [primarily] aimed at adolescent girls.
07. Science can now detect some birth defects in the [primary] stages of development of the fetus.
08. Our global economy now functions [primarily] to produce profit for large corporations.
09. Jacques Cousteau once noted that population growth is the [primary] source of environmental damage.
10. The organ has been the [primary] musical instrument used in the Christian church since the fourth century.
11. The [primary] purpose of growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings.
12. All 17 varieties of the penguin are found below the equator, [primarily] in Antarctica.
13. Calcium is the [primary] mineral needed for building and maintaining strong bones.
14. Many people want to learn a foreign language in order to communicate [primarily] on a social level with speakers of other languages.
15. The [primary] function of language is to carry meaning.
16. Rents for [prime] office space in Central Tokyo are the highest in the world.
17. A doctor once observed that sex is fun, and that is [primarily] the reason why so many people have done it for so many centuries.
18. Studies show that where coal is a [primary] fuel, high levels of urban pollution may result.
19. Sand consists [primarily] of fragments of rocks.
20. The [primary] function of the space shuttle is to carry personnel and equipment into space.
21. The Kobe earthquake was a [prime] example of how much damage an earthquake can do.
22. In the rural villages of Greece, men and women still hold [primarily] traditional roles.
23. In Great Britain, [primary] energy production accounts for 10% of GDP, one of the highest shares of any industrial nation.
24. Studies show that the immune system and its [primary] weapons are affected by stress.
25. So-called magic mushrooms have been used for centuries, [primarily] in the context of religious rituals and ceremonies.
26. Ground motion is the [primary] effect of an earthquake.
27. Eric Hoffer once suggested that when people are bored it is [primarily] with themselves.

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  • primary — pri·ma·ry 1 / prī ˌmer ē, mə rē/ adj 1: of first rank, value, or importance 2: belonging to the first group or order in successive divisions, combinations, or ramifications pri·mar·i·ly /prī mer ə lē/ adv primary 2 n pl …   Law dictionary

  • primary — primary, primal, primordial, primitive, pristine, primeval, prime mean first in some respect (as order, character, or importance). Something primary comes first in the order of development or of progression. Sometimes the term means little more… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Primary — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Primary» Sencillo de The Cure del álbum Faith Publicación 17 de marzo de 1981 (Reino Unido) Formato …   Wikipedia Español

  • primary — pri‧ma‧ry [ˈpraɪmri ǁ meri] adjective 1. main or most important: • Its primary business is developing and marketing new software. • The primary problem for the airlines is the recession. • It uses coal as its primary source of fuel. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • primary — [prī′mer΄ē, prī′mə rē] adj. [ME prymary < L primarius < primus, first: see PRIME] 1. first in time or order of development; primitive; original; earliest 2. from which others are derived; fundamental; elemental; basic 3. designating colors… …   English World dictionary

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  • primary — late 15c., of the first order, from L. primarius of the first rank, chief, principal, excellent, from primus first (see PRIME (Cf. prime) (adj.) ). Primary color is first recorded 1610s; primary school is 1802, from Fr. école primaire. The Paris… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Primary — Pri ma*ry, n.; pl. {Primaries}. 1. That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter. [1913 Webster] 2. A primary meeting; a caucus. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the large feathers on the distal joint of a bird s wing.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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