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Definition a first presentation
in various senses, including:
  • the first performance of a new play
  • the introduction of a new product
  • the introduction of a young woman to society at a social event held in her honor (a debutante ball)
  • The band debuts a new song or two every month.
debuts = introduces (or presents for the first time)
  • The new ballet that debuts next month at Covent Garden, is already sold out
  • debuts = is presented for the first time
  • This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera
  • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • She was to make her debut on the third of January, at a magnificent ball.
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey
  • I made my debut as singer and fortune-teller that night at Limraigh, with considerable success.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • debut = first presentation
  • Jorge was very picky about making sure it looked exactly right before we debuted my new look.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • debuted = first presented
  • The year before his debut they gave up 425 points; his first year they gave up 257 points.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • debut = first performance
  • Since we first debuted on NPR in spring 2005, we have been inundated with calls, letters, and e-mails from people wishing to participate in This I Believe in some way.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • debuted = were presented (for the first time)
  • Portia and Cinna receive huge cheers, of course, they've been brilliant, had a dazzling debut.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • debut = first presentation
  • I've heard it said that the week in which a young girl prepares for her debut as an apprentice geisha is like when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • debut = first presentation
  • What did they say last night about my fiery debut at the Games?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • debut = first presentation
  • After ten or fifteen minutes the two women agreed on a figure representing how much I'd earned since my debut.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • It's true that in the better geisha districts of Tokyo, such as Shimbashi and Akasaka, a girl must master the arts if she expects to make her debut.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Hatsumomo had certainly pushed her from the very day of her debut, so much that she'd begun to lose weight lately and hardly looked herself.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • This is exactly what happened to Hatsumomo in my eyes after she brought my debut to a standstill.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Let's agree, then, that you'll be ready to make your debut as soon as you've stopped a man in his tracks just by flicking your eyes at him.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • I was so eager to make my debut that even if Mameha had challenged me to make a tree fall by looking at it, I'm sure I would have tried.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • She was delaying my debut to give everyone time to take notice of me.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Her eyes never met mine for more than a flicker of an instant; probably she couldn't help thinking of the effect her debut was having on me.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha

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