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 for firsthand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  First-hand \First"-hand`\, a.
     Obtained directly from the first or original source; hence,
     without the intervention of an agent; -- of information; as,
     a firsthand report; firsthand information; firsthand
     Syn: direct, original.
          [1913 Webster]
                One sphere there is . . . where the apprehension
                of him is first-hand and direct; and that is the
                sphere of our own mind.             --J.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: from the original source; directly; "I heard this story
             firsthand" [syn: firsthand, at first hand]
      adj 1: received directly from a source; "firsthand information"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "firsthand":
     absolute, adducible, admissible, attestative, attestive, authentic,
     avant-garde, based on, callow, certain, circumstantial, conclusive,
     convincing, creative, cumulative, damning, decisive, determinative,
     dewy, documentary, documented, ever-new, evergreen, evidential,
     evidentiary, ex parte, eye-witness, factual, final, fledgling,
     founded on, fresh, green, grounded on, hearsay, imaginative,
     immature, immediate, implicit, incontrovertible, indicative,
     indisputable, intact, irrefutable, irresistible, maiden, maidenly,
     material, neoteric, nestling, new, novel, nuncupative, original,
     overwhelming, presumptive, primary, pristine, probative, raw,
     reliable, revolutionary, sempervirent, significant, suggestive,
     sure, symptomatic, telling, unbeaten, underived, undeveloped,
     unfledged, unhandled, unique, untouched, untried, untrodden,
     unused, valid, vernal, virgin, virginal, weighty, young

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