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adjective as in born earlier

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noun as in older person

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In this country, everything is disposable and expendable, and our elders are one of the greatest resources we have in this country and in the world.

Mallott took the stage, talking about his youth in Southeast Alaska and the importance of elders and youths working together to improve safety, security and respect.

An elder sister whose eyes were always forlorn had revealed that her husband used to whip her and that she had even thought of ending her life.

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After the game, the elder Thompson intercepted a reporter’s question about the shirts directed at his son.

Nursing homes and other elder care facilities have needed to change since well before coronavirus.

From Quartz

“Hurting others or destroying property is not the answer,” the elder Brown had said last week in a public-service video.

Our escort, Hajji Zalwar Khan, is the chief elder in charge of the valley council.

As another elder in the valley put it—perhaps more succinctly—“emotions are for women.”

He speaks of her much as he might of his elder son, the SEAL.

William Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, was in rare agreement with the elder Paul.

Here the speaker, putting her hand before her mouth, coughed again, and looked affectionately at the elder Mr. Weller.

“My sister is passionately fond of children,” said the elder lady, in smiling apology.

"All right, Pater," you would say, and leave the matter in the hands of the elder generation.

You see, your two elder brothers went to the University, but then we could find them family livings.

Moreover, it circulated over all the state where the Elder was well known, and gave the gossips great food for delight.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to elder, such as: older, ancient, senior, earlier, first-born, and more mature.

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