01. He is the [prime] suspect in the murder of his wife.
02. [Prime] office space in this city is extremely hard to come by.
03. The new velodrome has become the [prime] venue for cycling races on the West Coast.
04. The jury listened attentively to the testimony of the [prime] witness.
05. Rents for [prime] office space in Central Tokyo are the highest in the world.
06. England goes to the polls to elect a new [Prime] Minister today.
07. The federal government has asked the major television networks to find a way to reduce the number of scenes of sex and violence during the [prime] viewing hours.
08. The [prime] suspect in the murder of a local woman has been freed due to a lack of evidence.
09. The Kobe earthquake was a [prime] example of how much damage an earthquake can do.
10. Muriel Spark once advised, "Be on the alert to recognize your [prime] at whatever time of your life it may occur."
11. William Shakespeare wrote, "Fair flowers that are not gather'd in their [prime], rot and consume themselves in little time."
12. John Naisbitt once remarked that education is the [prime] tool for growing people and profits.
13. Amos Alcott once observed that observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the [prime] educators.
14. We bought some [prime] beef steaks for the barbecue tomorrow.
15. The government has declared its intention to emphasize the [primacy] of family values, which they consider to be the basis of all society.
16. The Earth's surface fluids are of [prime] importance in the origin and development of our planet's landscape.

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  • Prime — Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary. Prime… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prime — • Article on the office of Prime, now suppressed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prime     Prime     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Prime — Prime, n. 1. The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] In the very prime of the world. Hooker. [1913 Webster] Hope waits upon the flowery… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prime-1 — [ˌpraɪm ˈwʌn] noun [singular] FINANCE a rating given by some credit showing that the risk of non payment of a loan etc is very low. Prime 1 is the best rating, followed by prime 2 and prime 3: • Moody s assigned their top ratings prime 1 and A 1… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Prime-2 — Prime 1/Prime 2/Prime 3 ► FINANCE a rating (= measurement of how good something is) given to a loan to show how much of a risk there is that the loan will not be paid back. A Prime 1 rating means that the risk is very low. A Prime 2 or Prime 3… …   Financial and business terms