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firstborn

[furst-bawrn] /ˈfɜrstˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
first in the order of birth; eldest.
noun
2.
a firstborn child.
3.
a first result or product.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see first, born
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  • His distraught family pricked the limp body of their firstborn with needles to try to stimulate a response.
  • Children with autism are statistically more likely to have had complications at birth and to have been firstborn children.
  • But to the firstborn there were accompaniments which did not please him.
  • So was her lifetime of sadness and anger after her firstborn was taken away.

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