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Definitions of earliest

  1. ( 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"
  2. with the least delay; " the soonest I can arrive is 3 P. M."
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Quotes of earliest

  1. From my earliest days, I was fascinated by science. – George E. Brown, Jr.
  2. If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world. – Don Ellis
  3. One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other. – Camryn Manheim
  4. If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. – Romain Rolland
  5. My earliest professional musical experiences were really as a session player, and every day was an adventure. Three sessions a day, every day, and you never knew who you would be working with until you arrived at the studio. – Rick Wakeman

Usage examples for earliest

  1. I've got to drive over to the Iroquois to see Haskins about that smelting proposition, and you know what that means; I shan't be back till supper time at the earliest – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  2. They should begin with the earliest and finish with the very longest keeper. – The Apple by Various
  3. And she was his best, earliest friend. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  4. Of course he had known this story from his earliest years. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  5. All women are brought up from the very earliest years in the belief that their ideal of character is the very opposite to that of men; not self- will, and government by self- control, but submission, and yielding to the control of others. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill