Synonyms for earliest

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ur-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɜr li

Définition of earliest

Origin :
  • Old English ærlic "early," from ær "soon, ere" (see ere) + -lice, adverbial suffix (see -ly (2)). Cf. Old Norse arliga "early." The early bird of the proverb is from 1670s. Related: Earlier; earliest.
  • adj first
Example sentences :
  • The earliest inhabitants of the world did not know what it was.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • They were Europeans, and their earliest home had been in the Isle of Crete.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Was it not thus he had been from earliest childhood taught to look at them?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Why, from my earliest years I had been accustomed to think of myself as plain, and had not cared.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • From earliest childhood I saw a good deal of them, and I know what I say.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • The earliest mention we have of Satanic influence is at the fall.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • It is, indeed, only in maturity that we know how lovely were our earliest years!
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She and his father had been at variance from his earliest remembrance.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He was one of Massachusetts' earliest militia-men, and had a leg shot off at Lexington.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • I beg to be informed at your earliest convenience, what advances you have made my son.'
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for earliest

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