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- n. Plural form of lastborn.
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As Africa and the world welcome its newest child, little indicates that once the cameras and western media and dignitaries have left, the baby of the family will be bestowed with the same attention most lastborns are habitually showered with.
More recent studies (I wrote) have found that only children and first-born children tend to have more cognitive and analytical interests, while later-born children tend to be more artistic and outdoor-oriented; that first-borns tend to be more highly motivated to achieve than later children; and that lastborns are slower at accepting responsible roles, probably because they've never experienced being older and more capable than someone else in their family.