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adjective as in first


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She adds that some of the earliest voting booths were stationed inside drinking establishments.

Hitchcock saw the work of, and probably met, Murnau, the great German filmmaker--the earliest master of bleak light and shadow.

Indeed the earliest vaccinations against small pox were done 1,000 years ago in China.

One of her earliest memories of life in the Bronx is visiting the library with her mother and sister.

One of the earliest ticker-tape parades was for Teddy Roosevelt when he returned from an African safari in 1910.

“The sepoys have come in from Meerut,” he announced with the slow tick of the earliest form of apparatus.

Oddly enough this assumption—the most warrantable of the lot—was the earliest to fall under disrepute.

Yung Pak's earliest days were spent very much as are those of most babies, whether they live in Korea or America.

My earliest recollection in connection with railways is my first railway journey, which took place when I was four years of age.

Monsieur Farival thought that Victor should have been taken out in mid-ocean in his earliest youth and drowned.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to earliest, such as: archetypal, original, primal, primeval, and primitive.

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