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It would have been easier getting in to see the prime minister. LOST SUMMER (2002)There's a country house up there on the Cleveland Hills with about eighteen acres of prime land. A TROUT IN THE MILK (2002)The prime agent of death was unquestionably tuberculosis. SAN ANDREAS (2002)
He had no title or official position but he regularly bought and sold prime ministers, cardinals, ambassadors and kings. A KNIFE BETWEEN THE RIBS (2002)
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British English: prime ADJECTIVE
You use prime to describe something that is most important in a situation.
Political stability, meanwhile, will be a prime concern.
British English: prime NOUN
If someone or something is in their prime, they are at the stage in their existence when they are at their strongest, most active, or most successful.
Maybe I'm just coming into my prime now.
British English: prime VERB
If you prime someone to do something, you prepare them to do it, for example by giving them information about it beforehand.
She wished she'd primed her friend beforehand.
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