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  • adj. superlative form of old: most old.

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Examples

  • It's got some very old things (the oldest is a 4000 year old cuniform tablet, plus lots of illuminated manuscripts), some very beautiful things, and some very interesting things.

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  • DAMASCUS Reuters - French archaeologists say they have excavated an 11,000-year-old wall painting in red, black and white in northern Syria which they describe as the oldest in the world, although it resembles a modern work.

    World's oldest wall painting unearthed in Syria

  • "TIME" magazine asks, "How apes became human: What a new discovery tells scientists about what it calls our oldest ancestors and how they stood on two legs and made an evolutionary leap," on the cover.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2001

  • But at last, when the playwright had ridiculed and denounced what he called the oldest and tiredest convention in the world for long enough, the play seemed to turn on a pivot, and the pivot was the cradle.

    Married Life The True Romance

  • And you must take into consideration the fact that we have not the slightest proof that these which we call the oldest beds are really so: I repeat, we have not the slightest proof of it.

    Lectures and Essays

  • During a recent reinvestigation of the 1970 murder of black political leader Leon Jordan, Kansas City police solved another murder - what they called the oldest cold case closed to date.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • During a recent reinvestigation of the 1970 murder of black political leader Leon Jordan, Kansas City police solved another murder what they called the oldest cold case closed to date.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • I find many people ask me, "So when are you going back to work?" especially now that my oldest is in Kindergarten.

    Homemaking Without Worry

  • If your oldest is 13 I'd say get each of them a 243.

    My older sons are 13 and 12 and I am ready to buy them their first rifles.

  • Cooper, of the U.S. state of Georgia, will now hold the title of oldest living North American.

    114-Year-Old Brazilian Woman Named World's Oldest Person

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