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first class

1. 
a. (in Britain) of or relating to mail that is processed most quickly
b. (in the US and Canada) of or relating to mail that consists mainly of written letters, cards, etc.
2. Education See first (sense 4)
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I do wish Jane and Ruby had gone in for First Class, too.
Before Josie had told the news Anne's highest pinnacle of aspiration had been a teacher's provincial license, First Class, at the end of the year, and perhaps the medal
This is the first class in English spelling and philosophy, Nickleby,' said Squeers, beckoning Nicholas to stand beside him.
So saying, he dismissed the first class to their experiments in practical philosophy, and eyed Nicholas with a look, half cunning and half doubtful, as if he were not altogether certain what he might think of him by this time.
The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c.
Monsieur will give a lesson in the first class to-day," said she; "dictation or reading will perhaps be the best thing to begin with, for those are the easiest forms of communicating instruction in a foreign language; and, at the first, a master naturally feels a little unsettled.
I had forgotten what little geology I had studied at school--about all that remained was an impression of horror that the illustrations of restored prehistoric monsters had made upon me, and a well-defined belief that any man with a pig's shank and a vivid imagination could "restore" most any sort of paleolithic monster he saw fit, and take rank as a first class paleontologist.
In the first class he put the debts which he would have to pay at once, or for which he must in any case have the money ready so that on demand for payment there could not be a moment's delay in paying.
The same principle prevails also in the choice of their senate; the manner of electing which is favourable also to an oligarchy; for all are obliged to vote for those who are senators of the first class, afterwards they vote for the same number out of the second, and then out of the third; but this compulsion to vote at the election of senators does not extend to the third and fourth classes and the first and second class only are obliged to vote for the fourth.
To one lie, first class, extra quality and size; recommended milled satinet as broadcloth.
Customer research on East Coast's new First Class service was carried out on-board its trains by market research consultancy Outlook, between Monday 27 June and Thursday 7 July.
We are confident that our First Class passengers will welcome this superb addition to Oman Air's hospitality," he added.

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