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Synonyms for elder

older

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older person

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church official

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of greater age than another

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a person who is older than another

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one who stands above another in rank

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a person who is older than you are

any of various church officers

used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

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Accordingly, each elder looked at the two candidates with a most scrutinizing gaze.
This pair are still in the summer of their years," observed the elder from Harvard, a shrewd old man.
At the appointed hour Elder William Hitch rose, and, in an irritated voice, as if he had already been contradicted, said, "I tell you that Joe Smith is a martyr, that his brother Hiram is a martyr, and that the persecutions of the United States Government against the prophets will also make a martyr of Brigham Young.
Just such another large blooming Elder Tree stands near the New Booths.
The panics that had been lived through, the thoughts that had been brooded over, the money that had been wasted, and the disputes with her husband over marrying the two elder girls, Darya and Natalia
The elder bushes did not grow back in the shady ravines between the bluffs, but in the hot, sandy bottoms along the stream, where their roots were always in moisture and their tops in the sun.
The she-wolf, the young leader on her left, and the one-eyed elder on her right, led their half of the pack down to the Mackenzie River and across into the lake country to the east.
Here the speaker, putting her hand before her mouth, coughed again, and looked affectionately at the elder Mr.
The elder man looked him sternly in the face, stood a moment motionless and without a word withdrew into the house.
The elder brother looked to the younger, who said haughtily, `There is a case of medicines here;' and brought it from a closet, and put it on the table.
The distinction between the elder children and the younger corresponded almost to the distinction between a higher class and a lower one, for with only a haphazard education and insufficient allowances, the younger children had picked up accomplishments, friends, and points of view which were not to be found within the walls of a public school or of a Government office.
Vanstone the elder was a manufacturer in the North of England.
Now one of the Princess's elder sisters, who was very inquisitive, had found out about everything, and went to pay her youngest sister a visit in the ruined castle.
Uncle Mac had brought Fun See to dinner, and it was a mercy he did, for the elder lads found a vent for their merriment in joking the young Chinaman on his improved appearance.
I always suspect their elders of not having done that kind of reading themselves.