Origin of firstborn
Examples from the Web for first-born
It meant something socially and legally to be the first-born son, a son at all, or a girl.
Content, my mother was at ease that her first-born would not fall into the ranks of picky eaters.
It is to the first-born, whether a boy or a girl, that the inheritance is transmitted, and he or she is forbidden to abandon it.The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley
The first one hit, of the happy couple, betokens the sex of their first-born.Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall, Second Series|William Bottrell
There was trouble in China and in Khaledan that day, and in each kingdom a sorrowful king wept for the madness of his first-born.Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross|Edmund Dulac
This time it was Diana who was bathed in the wonderful glory that comes to a woman when her first-born is laid beside her.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
The first-born ‘were to stand in a special relation to God as His property.’Holy in Christ|Andrew Murray