first class

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv first class by first class conveyance; with first class accommodations "we always travel first class"
    • n first class the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
    • n first class the highest rank in a classification
    • n first class mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
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Quotations

  • Paul H. Dunn
    Paul H. Dunn
    “It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.”
  • Jack E. Reichert
    Jack E. Reichert
    “I would rather have a first-class manager running a second-rate business than a second-rate manager running a first-rate business.”
  • J. Willard Marriott
    J. Willard Marriott
    “It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.”
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    “In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices.”

Usage

In literature:

Joe Start was a good ball player, indeed, a first-class man.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
Brest is a fortress of the first class.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Bixby is certainly a first class treasurer.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Meanwhile the only German squadron overseas had been doing some daringly clever work under its first-class admiral, Graf von Spee.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
Mr. Danby was in the midst of the second-class lessons that morning, when one of the first class brought him a little slip of paper.
"Louis' School Days" by E. J. May
A few minutes having elapsed, Squeers called up the first class.
"Standard Selections" by Various
He was a first-class scout, and, had he stayed with his troop, would certainly have become a patrol leader.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
They are in truth monastic establishments of the first class, as large as citadels, and almost as strong.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
This hotel is, indeed, first-class in every respect.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
The kernels were in clean, first-class condition.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
To watch, or better still to ride, a first-class cutting horse is a treat indeed.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
He gained a double-first, and in the first class of mathematics he stood alone.
"Historical and Political Essays" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
The typical figure of the period is Rathke, who produced a great deal of first-class embryological work.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
A first-class scout will always discover means for saving time.
"The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire" by Herbert Carter
She was also the cleverest girl in the class, and had taken undisputed first place since she was a child.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
The tables present a similar appearance to those of a first-class hotel.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
It was a first-class hunch, if I do have to admit it myself.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
He got some first-class ones.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Her father is a first-class banker, I have understood.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He'd be a first-class citizen, and entitled to privacy.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
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In poetry:

Utensils must be clean and sweet,
So cheese with first class can compete,
And daily polish up milk pans,
Take pains with vats and with milk cans.
"Dairy Ode" by James McIntyre
There's the captain as is our commander,
There's the bo'sun and all the ship's crew,
There's the first- and the second-class passengers,
Knows what we poor convicts goes through.
"Botany Bay" by Anonymous Oceania
Colonel Fazackerley put down his glass
And said, 'My dear fellow, that's really first class!
I just can't conceive how you do it at all.
I imagine you're going to a Fancy Dress Ball?'
"Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth-Toast" by Charles Causley
"And when I go to dancing-class on Saturdays at three,
I find the First Position very difficult for me.
Though I put my best foot foremost, and good time I try to keep,
To my chagrin, I often find a foot or two asleep.
"The Two Friends" by Carolyn Wells
He got a wire from Adelaide—on business, understand—
And left his wife to follow round, and journeyed overland.
That very night, while musing in a quiet spot on deck,
I caught her with her arms about a first-class Johnnie’s neck.
"Johnson' s Wonder" by Henry Lawson
When I give up trail-herdin', an' thought I'd jes' vamoose,
An' see my nativ' kentry in a first-class freight caboose,
I wuz called er knowin' feller, and I owned the Z Bar brand,
Fer in getherin' maverick yearlin's, I hed proved a lively hand.
"A Stockman's Adventures in New York" by William Lawrence Chittenden

In news:

First Class But Too Quiet.
Male Olympic Athletes Fly First Class , Women Fly Coach.
No, no you may not fly first class (Grindstone).
A lot of great football players have worn the red and black, and Texas Tech's Ring of Honor is a fitting way to acknowledge the greatest — and its first class of inductees is first class as well.
Jeppesen and Boeing Launch First Class 3 EFB Replacement Enroute Solution for the Commercial Aviation Industry.
My new job will call on me to fly more, so I think that I and the rest of the traveling public would appreciate it if I upgraded as often as possible to first class .
Tips for finding a credit card that has rewards that will lead to numerous upgrades to first class .
180 students are now the proud owners of their diplomas, and the very first class to graduate from the halls of Shadow Hills.
Sergeant First Class Paul R Smith.
Meet the first class of Goldmine's Hall of Fame.
Wadena-Deer Creek Public School to welcome its first class this fall.
Ron Reed, a principle in the architecture firm of Westlake Reed Leskosky, said first class doesn't necessarily mean marble floors and crystal chandeliers.
Here is a round-up of some of the more interesting and helpful perks you can take advantage of if you have the money or points to travel first class .
The First-Class Gym of the Titanic.
Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Pinocchio' Hires 'X-Men: First Class' Writer.
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In science:

First, the maintenance of the equivalence classes can be handled in O(1) time per merge by simply taking a union of the sets of adjacent processors in each megaprocessor, instead of recomputing these sets from scratch.
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
Firstly, because SSA does not use explicit class information.
Two Projection Pursuit Algorithms for Machine Learning under Non-Stationarity
First, we provide a limit theory for a general class of kernel-based specification tests of parametric nonlinear regression models that allows for near unit root processes driven by short memory (linear process) errors.
A specification test for nonlinear nonstationary models
First, we combined three classes (not recommended, recommended and highly recommended) into a single class consisting of 4,650 data points labeled as negative examples.
On the Detection of Concept Changes in Time-Varying Data Stream by Testing Exchangeability
First we give examples of orthonormal bases satisfying assumption [C3], irrespectively of the nature of arrays c and q defining the smoothness class and the quadratic functional Q.
Minimax testing of a composite null hypothesis defined via a quadratic functional in the model of regression
Firstly, we would have to show that the virtual class constructions for polyfolds and Deligne–Mumford stacks with obstruction theories, yield the same answer as applying the truncation functors to d-orbifolds and then applying the virtual class construction for d-orbifolds.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
First, in the majority of cases of failures, Φ5 fits to within the 5% of the best model; the only exceptions are the java . util classes ArrayList, Hashtable, and LinkedList where visual inspection shows curves with a steeper initial phase that Φ2 fits best, and where Φ1 and Φ5 behave similarly.
The Search for the Laws of Automatic Random Testing
First, any δ ∈ ED(H ) such that d1 ∼ d2 , induces six colorings γ ∈ EC (H ) such that γ (d1) = γ (d2 ) (with the edges in any of the three classes in δ being assigned the same color by γ ).
Snarks from a Kaszonyi perspective: a survey
First of all, one should notice that the MSSM by itself does not uniquely define a SUSY-GUT, whereas threshold effects and even the proton lifetime (owing to a new class of diagrams19 , which can be originated in SUSY-GUTs) become strongly model-dependent.
The SUSY World
First of all, motivated by composition algebras for the Euclidean norm (isomorphic to complex, quaternions or octonions), where the cochain is represented by certain normalized Hadamard matrices, a natural more general class of examples is kF G where F is a general normalised Hadamard matrix.
New approach to octonions and cayley algebras
First, it works for closed 1-forms in an arbitrary cohomology class, thus extending the results of our previous papers.
Reidemeister torsion in generalized Morse theory
First the general features of the class of models under consideration are introduced.
Self-organization in populations of competing agents
First of all it is clear that in comparison with the usual compression situation described in section II, we have a restricted class of operations.
Compressing compound states
First, the excluded triples are nongeneric in the sense that any perturbation of, say, the parameter c will immediately return us to the class of triples for which all of our results are valid.
Uniform Asymptotics for Polynomials Orthogonal With Respect to a General Class of Discrete Weights and Universality Results for Associated Ensembles
First of all, we confirm a basic result on the L2 -boundedness of a class of oscillatory integral operators, based on the argument of Fujiwara , which is a global version of a proposition in Stein [23, p.377].
Global L2-boundedness theorems for a class of Fourier integral operators
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