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first reading

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) the introduction of a bill in a legislative assembly
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Noun1.first reading - the first presentation of a bill in a legislaturefirst reading - the first presentation of a bill in a legislature
presentation - the act of presenting a proposal
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"No," said the niece, "there is no reason for showing mercy to any of them; they have every one of them done mischief; better fling them out of the window into the court and make a pile of them and set fire to them; or else carry them into the yard, and there a bonfire can be made without the smoke giving any annoyance." The housekeeper said the same, so eager were they both for the slaughter of those innocents, but the curate would not agree to it without first reading at any rate the titles.
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I am afraid my first reading of your face was wrong--I am afraid you are a hard man."
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