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Earliest Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Earliest'


  • 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 individuals
  • Earliest serving United States Representative: the earliest date in the United States House of Representatives among those current or former Representatives then living and a list of the earliest serving

'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


  • Great Bear has earliest opening in 20-plus years
    LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders near Sioux Falls are enjoying Great Bear Recreation Park's earliest opening in more than 20 years, while other parks are scheduled to open on time thanks in part to cold weather that has helped man-made snow stick around. Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'
  • Blue Mountain sees earliest start in 38 years
    You may hate it, but the early cold snap has been good to Blue Mountain. Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'
  • Earliest ice on record appears on Great Lakes
    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the ice formation on Lake Superior at this time of year is the earliest ever recorded on any of the Great Lakes since records started being kept more than 40 years ago. Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'

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