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synonyms for oldest

  • earliest
  • first
  • original
  • primeval
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How to use oldest in a sentence

Thomas Bradford, the oldest master printer in America, died at Philadelphia, aged 94.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Besides, that inspection did not pertain to me, since I was neither the oldest nor the most recent auditor.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
These branches are only five in number, and the oldest of them is but a little over a year old.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Never has it been so wretched, as is affirmed openly by the oldest residents here, as well as by me.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
I shall speak of these in succession, beginning with the oldest and closing with the newest that has come under my observation.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Reverend McCarthy, one of the oldest, and regarded as one of the strongest, one of the ablest ministers to such a forsaken charge.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
This information was received from one of the oldest inhabitants, a native himself, and exceedingly fond of missionaries.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
I am sorry they should not, for they always was used to it where we lived before, and my oldest girl she can work very nicely.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
The next day the oldest boy and girl came to ask the bakeshop woman to come over.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
One of the oldest houses here was destroyed some years back, and on its site stands a new police-station.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OLDEST

  • ancestor
  • ancient
  • forebearer
  • golden ager
  • matriarch
  • old fogy
  • oldest
  • oldster
  • patriarch
  • senior
  • senior citizen
  • superior
  • veteran
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.