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Earliest Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • (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 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

  • Weather Gang: Rapid City sees earliest snowfall on record as winter weather plunges into U.S.
    Nearly an inch of snow has fallen thus far at the weather station in East Rapid City, but higher amounts are accumulating across western South Dakota. Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'
  • Mike Duffy's lawyer seeks 'earliest possible' trial date
    After petitioning the court to set the earliest possible trial date for his client, Mike Duffy's lawyer said he isn't ruling out calling Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the stand once proceedings begin. Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'
  • WA harvest off to record early start
    The earliest WA grain deliveries on record were received at Geraldton Port on Tuesday, marking the start of the 2014 harvest season. Read more on this news related to 'Earliest'

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