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  • (comparative and superlative of `early'') more early than; most early; "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi''s earliest and most raucous opera"
  • with the least delay; "the soonest I can arrive is 3 P.M."

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  • Earliest deadline first scheduling: Earliest deadline first (EDF) or least time to go is a dynamic scheduling algorithm used in real-time operating system s to place processes ...
  • Earliest serving United States Senator: This page contains a list of the earliest serving United States Senators among those currently living (sitting or former) and a list of the ...

'Earliest' example sentence in quotations


* When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. - Henry David Thoreau

* The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed. - Plato

* I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - is this dream a great dream. - John A. Appleman


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Earliest Sample Sentences in News


  • Ancient Greek wine cup may have earliest drawn constellations on it
    John Barnes of the University of Missouri has claimed that drawings hunting scenes may be constellations. His findings are based on the analysis of an ancient Greek vessel (shown). Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'
  • Migrant rescue operations must be stopped at earliest opportunity minister
    James Brokenshire defends ending rescues in Mediterranean, saying they encourage migrants and lead to more deaths A Home Office minister has urged that emergency rescue operations of drowning migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean be stopped at the earliest possible opportunity despite being told his approach amounted to a barbaric abandonment of British value Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'
  • Latest to bed not the earliest to rise
    America's earliest risers live in Arizona. The country's biggest snoozers live in Michigan. Hawaiians are in bed before anyone else. And New Yorkers really are the last ones standing at the party (or awake, at home, watching Netflix). Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'

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