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Synonyms for earliest

(comparative and superlative of 'early') more early than

with the least delay

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I entertain a conviction, based upon large experience, that if in the days of my prosperity I had gone to the North Pole, I should have met somebody there, wandering Esquimaux or civilized man, who would have told me that Pumblechook was my earliest patron and the founder of my fortunes.
Most of the arguments which have convinced me that all the existing species of the same group have descended from one progenitor, apply with nearly equal force to the earliest known species.
If then we may infer anything from these facts, we may infer that where our oceans now extend, oceans have extended from the remotest period of which we have any record; and on the other hand, that where continents now exist, large tracts of land have existed, subjected no doubt to great oscillations of level, since the earliest silurian period.
For the first time she recognized the symptoms of infatuation which she had felt incipiently as a child, as a girl in her earliest teens, and later as a young woman.
The very years she spoke of, were realities now, for my correction; and would have been, one day, a little later perhaps, though we had parted in our earliest folly.
I cannot tell you the exact date of our first Miracle plays, but the earliest that we know of certainly was acted at the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century.
From thence it is the storm of God's quick wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt.
He is always the earliest to know who comes and who goes.
This habit of abstention from Feeling in the best society enables a Circle the more easily to sustain the veil of mystery in which, from his earliest years, he is wont to enwrap the exact nature of his Perimeter or Circumference.
First, the instinct of imitation is implanted in man from childhood, one difference between him and other animals being that he is the most imitative of living creatures, and through imitation learns his earliest lessons; and no less universal is the pleasure felt in things imitated.
The result is real-time, network-wide visibility and control, giving customers the earliest and best possible protection from intrusions, including zero-day attacks.
Chemical analysis of residues from ancient Maya vessels that had been unwashed for 2 millennia has revealed that the pots held cocoa almost 1,000 years before its previously known earliest use.
Nicholas magazine, among the earliest American magazines to regularly use comic illustrations, and developing through the Roaring Twenties and birth of radio, the growth of movies, and then eventually television, as well as the influences of advertising and transportation, our new facility will take participants on a guided tour through a focused tour of history with a special nod to the role of the comic character.
An international team working in Ethiopia has found bones and teeth of the earliest known hominid, a member in good standing of humanity's evolutionary family.
The Tender Offer Consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of notes shall be the price equal to: (i) the sum of (a) the present value on the assumed payment date of $1,000 principal amount of notes, assuming each $1,000 principal amount of the notes would be repaid at $1,045 for the 9% Argosy notes and $1,035 for the 7% Argosy notes on the earliest redemption date of the Notes (the "Earliest Redemption Date"), plus (b) the present value of the interest that would be payable on, or accrue from, the most recent interest payment date on $1,000 principal amount of notes until the Earliest Redemption Date, in each case, determined on the basis of a yield (the "Tender Offer Yield") to the Earliest Redemption Date equal to the sum of (x) the bid-side yield on the 2.