from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Born later; younger.


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  • Dissidents, malcontents, criminals (remember I live in Georgia,) religious zealots, latter-born sons powerless in the face of primogenitor and just plain folks desperate enough to try to start all over.

    Paula Gordon: Deadly Wrong

  • The results of the study were that if Mary was a first-born, she gave $3.7 less money to Sally than if she was a latter-born actually, the game used "monetary units," not dollars, so it's not clear how this translates.

    First-borns don't trust you

  • Invest $30 with a latter-born, and in the end you'll have $47, and s/he will have $73 -- better than if you invest with a first-born $36.7 and $83.3, but still unfair.

    First-borns don't trust you


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