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The eldest was about the age of twelve, the youngest about seven.

Nizam, the eldest, came to Gilgit and appealed to the British.

Joseph is the eldest son; but, of this I am sure, Napoleon will be the head of this family.

You say the eldest is near sixteen and well come on in his studies.

The eldest of these is accidentally killed by the second, 2440.

My youngest daughter is almost as much of a woman as my eldest, is she not, sir?'

She was then five and thirty, and her eldest boy, Thomas, was fourteen.

She was surrounded by her eldest four sons, for it was seven o'clock in the morning.

His other son, the eldest, John, comes to me I expect in summer.

He left an ample fortune to his sons, the eldest of whom was created Baron Shelburne.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English (Mercian) eldrost, superlative of eald, ald "old" (see old). Superseded by oldest since 16c. Cf. elder (adj.).

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