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the offspring who came first in the order of birth

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first in order of birth

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Elinor, this eldest daughter, whose advice was so effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, and coolness of judgment, which qualified her, though only nineteen, to be the counsellor of her mother, and enabled her frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Mrs.
He flourished his stick gayly, as he observed his eldest daughter at the window.
Vanstone's sisters, who had died in early youth; and, in affectionate remembrance of her, he had called his second daughter by it -- just as he had called his eldest daughter Norah, for his wife's sake.
A large study now indicates that eldest sons indeed score slightly higher on IQ tests than boys with older siblings do.
The dead were identified as Mitsuo Suzuki, a 43-year-old farmer who owned the two-story wooden house, his eldest daughter Hikaru, 9, a third grader at an elementary school, and eldest son Kazuhiro, 6, a first grader, the police said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's eldest son is preparing for a trip to France, the Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday.
His parents Nigel and Mary were devastated by his death, which came less than a week after Roy, the eldest of eight children, celebrated his birthday.
In your issue of September/ October 2007, in his article "353 Years--an American Jewish Success Story," Curt Leviant claims that in the 19th century, one of the restrictions that the German states imposed on Jews was that only the eldest son in a family could marry.
But the eldest brother said: "We're not gang members, we were attacked by these people for no reason whatsoever.
The administration of a girls' high school discovered the injuries when the principal noticed that the eldest daughter was not wearing the school's mandatory shoes due to painful wounds in her feet.
Her eldest daughter, Gro (Trine Dyrholm) handles her mother's business affairs, eldest son Frederik has cut off contact with his mother and younger son Emil only Skypes his mum when he wants money.
Jenni Edwards sent in this picture of her eldest son, Samuel, Jenni Edwards sent in this picture of her eldest son, Samuel, |aged eight, with his twin brothers Oliver and Evan, aged four, in the playground at Whitmore Park Primary School waiting to start their first day in Reception.
Belfast Magistrates Court heard that when the kids were taken from their house in Belfast by social workers, the eldest told them she had "been brave" in helping to look after her siblings.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The eldest MP, of the parliament, Mehdi al-Hafez adjourned the session of the House of Representatives to next Tuesday for lack of quorum after trading with the heads of political blocs.