adjective, a superlative of old, with elder as comparative.
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Example sentences from the Web for eldest
“I thought about throwing myself down a flight of stairs or have my eldest daughter pounce on top of me,” she said.Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign|Brandy Zadrozny|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The film traces the legacy of the Abiola family, particularly Hafsat Abiola, the eldest daughter of Kudirat and MKO.
As the eldest sister she has played a huge role raising the other girls and her 12-year-old brother.Hanifa's Story: Her Five Sisters Taken by ISIS to Be Sold or Worse|Christine van den Toorn|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His father turned to the person he trusted most: his eldest son.
Her eldest son, an 18-year-old, is being held separately as an adult in a detention center.‘We Cannot Return to Guatemala’: An Immigrant Mother’s Plea|Sarah Moga|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Owing to circumstances, the eldest lad had to be sent to school at an early age.The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons|Ellice Hopkins
He wore an enormous broad-brimmed hat and emerald-green earrings, and looked considerably younger than his eldest son, Francesco.New Italian sketches|John Addington Symonds
François-antoine Habeneck (the eldest of three brothers of this name) was born at Mezières, June 1st, 1781.The Violin|George Dubourg
The eldest son is named Herv, in memory of his mother's father, and he follows his father Christian's profession of printer.
The first, who was also the eldest, could not walk without the support of one of his fellow-prisoners.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné