• WordNet 3.6
    • adj first-year used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college) "a freshman senator","freshman year in high school or college"
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.”
  • Bill Walsh
    Bill Walsh
    “We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.”
  • Richard Bach
    “Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”


In literature:

An amusing incident occurred the first year, 1869, we held a Convention in Washington.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
For seven months during my first year's stay my only possession was represented by a two-cent stamp.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Born first year of the Civil War.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Elizabeth had been a tidy housekeeper during these first years.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
As I say, I consider this first year the big year because it taught me these things.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
Dr. Leonard Bacon, who for fifty-seven years was pastor of the First Congregational Church of New Haven.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
I remember a girl who during her first years at school was extremely idle.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Trees raised from seed begin to blossom in about three years; but a good crop can not be expected of them for the first five or six years.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The first account of him, which we have in the seventeenth year of his age, evokes a picture of youthful beauty.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford
They read fewer books, in the first years of the college, but they thought the more.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith

In poetry:

"The years shall run like rabbits,
For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
And the first love of the world."
"As I Walked Out One Evening" by W H Auden
The first wild rose in wayside hedge,
This year I wandering see,
I pluck, and send it as a pledge,
My own Wild Rose, to Thee.
"A Wild Rose" by Alfred Austin
Tho' she may nag and scold you,
And drive you mad at first,
Let this bright thought uphold you;
The first twelve years are worst.
"Inured" by C J Dennis
When the spring has come,
First flowering at my house
The plum blossoms:
In your thousandth year,
I see you with them in your hair.
"When the spring has come" by Ki no Tsurayuki
It was not then her heart broke—
That night of prayer and tears
When first she dared the thought of life
Through all the empty years.
"The April Boughs" by Theodosia Garrison
In feeling I was but a child,
When first we met—one year ago,
As free and guileless as the bird,
That roams the dreary woodland through.
"One Year Ago" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

In its first year, women's professional basketball is starting to bring in the money and the fans.
The year was 1991, and the Minnesota North Stars weren't going anywhere under first-year owner Norm Green and rookie coach Bob Gainey.
Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes' first evaluation was positive, and he has been rewarded for his first year as the top city administrator with a pay increase.
I saw Sage Francis perform solo my first year in a tiny basement which is ridiculous considering how huge he is now, and La Strada at a tiny joint last year and I'm still tingling.
After 80 years of trialing varieties from seed, 2013 marks the first year flowers from cuttings will be considered for an AAS award.
In his first year I think he got about $8,500 dollars, and in second year about a $1,000 dollar raise, to $9,500 dollars, plus the tuition waver.
Vincent Nobile is 19 years old, just completed his first year as a business administration major at Adelphi University and lives with his parents in Dix Hills on Long Island.
Jason Hahn took this picture of first-year Whooping Crane s near the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida last year.
That is what first-year coach Gabrielle Boucher is walking into as Gallup returns all but four players from last year's team that qualified for state.
He can still hear the shrills when his first shotgun snaps made then-first-year.
The statistics are based on a survey of 240,580 first-year students entering 340 four-year colleges and universities in the fall of 2008.
Julia Putz, formerly Julia Johnson, a 1998 graduate of Payson High School, was recognized by the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association (AATA) as the 2004 AATA First Year Teacher of the Year.
Good as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have been, look beyond the first-year quarterbacks making a strong first impression and check out the other NFL rookies delivering dynamic performances.
In his first year as the Slugs men's basketball coach , DuBois wants to establish some consistency within a program that's struggled in the win-loss column in years past.
In its inaugural year, Baxter Brewing Company set an all-time record for first-year production by a start-up craft brewery.

In science:

First-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: Parameter estimation methodology.
Bayesian inference on compact binary inspiral gravitational radiation signals in interferometric data
First-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: Determination of cosmological parameters.
Bayesian inference on compact binary inspiral gravitational radiation signals in interferometric data
Highlights of the first six years of Chandra were presented by S.
Star Formation in the Era of the Three Great Observatories
Table 2). Only two plots were logged three times, but these harvests differed from normal practice in that the first and second harvests were only seven years apart (Appendix, Experiment 615). The majority of plots (136) were in stands logged once, and had a measurement record which did not span any logging activity.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
First, the radiative lifetime of the ultra-relativistic particles is a few tens of years in the equipartition magnetic fields of the regions.
A Radio through X-ray Study of the Hot Spots, Active Nucleus, and Environment of the Nearby FR II Radio Galaxy 3C 33