from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In the third place, rank, or order.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the third place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In the third place.

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  • adverb In the third place; third in a row.

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  • adverb in the third place


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third +‎ -ly


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  • Or thirdly is this the start of a war cry to polarize opinion and see if there are enough people to start something new?

    Thoughts on Mozilla | FactoryCity 2007

  • What follows, thirdly, is the description of his professional activities.

    Vitaly L. Ginzburg - Autobiography 2004

  • Secondly, try to see how ridiculous you and everybody else always are; and, thirdly, which is much the most important, don't think about yourself.

    Michael 1903

  • And, thirdly, which is the most important point of all, did the same mill-pond contract in its dimensions by gradual and imperceptible stages, or did it sink into the present narrow channel of the Apple-pie, by any violent and sudden disruption of its banks?

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. 1832

  • 3 What we call you to thirdly is to take an honest stance with yourselves – and I doubt you will do so – to discover that you are a nation without principles or manners, and that the values and principles to you are something which you merely demand from others, not that which you yourself must adhere to.

    Full text: bin Laden’s ‘letter to America’ | Letter Never Sent 2002

  • Perhaps they usually reversed the order; but, at any rate, dying in middle age after having married "thirdly" or

    Virginia: the Old Dominion Cortelle Hutchins

  • "thirdly" and sometimes "fourthly, brethren," in addition to the first and second divisions of his sermon; and never omitting his favourite

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle

  • Cowell: First of all, nobody can agree; secondly, you've got to meet as many people as possible; and thirdly, I'm famous for not making my mind up until the last possible second.

    Simon Cowell: Ready to Take on The X Factor 2011

  • And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.

    You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up.... 2009

  • Mauki's three tambos were as follows: First, he must never shake hands with a woman, nor have a woman's hand touch him or any of his personal belongings; secondly, he must never eat clams nor any food from a fire in which clams had been cooked; thirdly, he must never touch a crocodile, nor travel in a canoe that carried any part of a crocodile even if as large as a tooth.

    MAUKI 2010


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