American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Last in order of birth; youngest.
- n. One that is born last, as a youngest child.
“But coming from a family of four children, and knowing the possible consequences – especially how the last-born can inadvertently bring out the worst in his/her parents – I would definitely consider this paradigm, if I were you.”
“Repeat the experiement and ask how many of them were born last (I think somebody above made a similar observation counting only-children as last-born).”
“The last-born; onward they travel, carefully testing the packed-down ground in front of them and peeking around the well-worn corners of life.”
“But coming from a family of four children, and knowing the possible consequences--especially how the last-born can inadvertently bring out the worst in his/her parents--I would definitely consider this paradigm, if I were you.”
“It might lead a firstborn to become a drill sergeant instead of a bank teller, and a last-born to do stand-up comedy instead of writing poems.”
“As a result, the theory predicts that last-born and only children, knowing that they can get away with much more than their older brothers and sisters, are, on average, more likely to engage in risky behaviors," says University of Maryland economist Ginger Jin, one of three coauthors of the study.”
“Her last-born child developed severe bipolar disorder.”
“Even when results of genetic tests were published in 1998, showing a DNA link between Jefferson and Hemings's last-born child, some scholars declared the evidence inconclusive because other Jefferson males shared the same chromosome.”
“In August 2004, in Abudja, Nigeria, was created the last-born of the bureaucracies of the African Union --- an already budget-gouging and unsustainable structure of impoverished African countries --- called “Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa” (CISSA).”
“Now do the same thing, dividing your three million people according to the gender of their last-born child.”
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