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chief

adjective Principal, main, see Chief complaint. noun
1. Chief of service, see there.
2. Chief of staff, see there.
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Furthermore, the rise was chiefly because of higher expenditure on advertisement and sales promotion.
In the chiefly perspective, the world is a harmonious balance of complementary opposites.
A comparison of year-on-year data for March 2012 indicates a rise of 20.3 per cent in imports, as Dh870 million worth 18.9 per cent more machinery and transport equipment was imported along with manufactured goods, classified chiefly by material, worth Dh640 million or 31.9 per cent.
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The referendum was supported chiefly by the governing Socialists who claim 10,000 women are treated annually for complications following illegal abortions (regarding such claims, see letter on page 6).
Unit costs grew 5.4%, chiefly because of fuel prices, to 7.94 euro cents.
As a deaconess, my ministry was chiefly in Christian education and social work with women and children.
Thailand is the largest steel market among ASEAN member countries, with good prospects for future growth chiefly in high value added steels for automotive, home-appliance, OA and other such uses.
There were 155 responses, more than one-quarter of which were from outside North America, chiefly from Asia.