firsthand vs first-hand

firsthand first-hand

Definitions

  • 1) Direct, without intermediate stages.
  • 2) Received from the original source.

Examples

  • 1) On the pretext of seeing if she was home and, if so, getting the scoop firsthand, they drove to Paige's.
  • 2) To hear Wu's story firsthand is to witness the paranoia he now lives in.
  • 3) Our series gives you the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from people of all walks of life on what it means to live -- and live well -- with HIV.
  • 4) Insight Guide (top) and Rough Guide (at left) are helping international visitors to learn about the Taiwan POW camps, and hopefully they will want to come and discover more about them firsthand from the POW Society.
  • 5) Seeing the Windsor Gateway firsthand is a powerful reminder of why efficient and secure transportation networks and gateways are vital to Canada's economic productivity and competitiveness.
  • 6) The first of my million questions pertaining to house construction in Mexico, which I am about to enjoy firsthand, is about water tanks.
  • 7) My comparison to 1980s Yugoslavia, a place that I also saw firsthand, is not casual.
  • 8) ‘That being said, I still think the best marketing stories come from personal, first-hand experience.’
  • 9) ‘At their best, they provide an authentic new source of first-hand information.’
  • 10) ‘Probably not people who have my first-hand experience of a similar situation.’
  • 11) ‘Having knowledge and first-hand experience can really feed that imagination.’
  • 12) ‘Poets who perform their work involve themselves in a first-hand experience.’
  • 13) ‘Journalists from all over China have gone to the small town to get first-hand information about the case.’
  • 14) ‘I also have first-hand experience of the repercussions that follow when you make a stand against sectarianism.’
  • 15) ‘Apart from military personnel, it is only our oldest generation that has had first-hand experience of life in a war zone.’
  • 16) ‘An increasing number of Australians understand this from first-hand experience.’
  • 17) ‘He heard a range of first-hand accounts of people's experiences of crime.’
  • 18) ‘Numerous poets and playwrights had first-hand experience of the wars.’
  • 19) ‘He has captured the first-hand accounts of many people whose stories would probably otherwise have been lost to us.’
  • 20) ‘His thorough and first-hand knowledge of war could be seen clearly in these short stories.’
  • 21) ‘When someone comes along with first-hand knowledge of the topic in hand it just confuses everyone.’
  • 22) ‘How can anyone objectively criticise an event without having first-hand knowledge of it?’
  • 23) ‘He was also able to draw on first-hand knowledge of the caprices of the writing life.’
  • 24) ‘Victims of stalking have first-hand knowledge of various techniques that can be used to terrorise or control others.’
  • 25) ‘The idea, clearly, is to make it easy for students to see the first-hand evidence of textual problems for themselves.’
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