Elder in a sentence

The word "elder" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of elder and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Elder

  • Older; more aged, or existing longer.
  • Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier; older; as, his elder brother died in infancy; -- opposed to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter, child, brother, etc.
  • One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.
  • An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
  • A person who, on account of his age, occupies the office of ruler or judge; hence, a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers; as, the elders of Israel; the elders of the synagogue; the elders in the apostolic church.
  • A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder.
  • A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.
  • a person who is older than you are
  • any of various church officers
  • any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit

How to use elder in a sentence. Elder pronunciation.

After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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How it tickled my vanity, in spite of all my meditations and scruples, when they came from Raithu and offered me the office of elder; I felt more triumphant the first time I won with the quadriga, but I was scarcely more puffed up with pride then, than I was yesterday.
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And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
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Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others: himself he cannot save.
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Mrs. Grove was Emmeline's elder sister, a merry, talkative, kindly woman.
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This chat would have been restful and enjoyable but for a most unfortunate remark that fell from the elder lady, a perfectly innocent mention of something her husband had told her, but, secretly, so disturbing Mrs. Mumford that, after hearing it, she got away as soon as possible, and walked quickly home with dark countenance.
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In the early years of the nineteenth century, American literature sounds like a child learning to talk, and then aping its elders; Russian literature is the voice of a giant, waking from a long sleep, and becoming articulate.
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Miss M- is the daughter of a respectable farmer, an elder in a Presbyterian church in Western Pennsylvania.
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For this reason: whenever six pilots were gathered together, there would always be one or two newly fledged ones in the lot, and the elder ones would be always 'showing off' before these poor fellows; making them sorrowfully feel how callow they were, how recent their nobility, and how humble their degree, by talking largely and vaporously of old-time experiences on the river; always making it a point to date everything back as far as they could, so as to make the new men feel their newness to the sharpest degree possible, and envy the old stagers in the like degree.
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Unlike their elder sister, Beatrice and Fanny had learnt to support themselves, Beatrice in the postal service, and Fanny, sweet blossom!
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Whilst the mother and elder daughter were at Teignmouth, Mr Morgan, his son, and the younger girl felt themselves justified in making up for lack of holiday by an extra supply of butcher's meat.
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The elder girl, having caught up a pregnant phrase in some periodical she approved, began to remark that Samuel had 'a modern mind;' and this eventually consoled them.
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Her son was in an office;' her elder daughter was attempting the art of fiction, which did not promise to be lucrative; Jessica, more highly educated, would shortly matriculate at the University of London-a consoling prospect, but involving the payment of a fee that could with difficulty be afforded.
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The elder lady exhibited a toilet of opulence corresponding with her mature charms; the younger, as became a _debutante_, wore graceful white, symbol of her maiden modesty.
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The elder lady, after keeping silence for half the drive, spoke at length in a tone of indulgent playfulness.
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The elder desired more comfort and more independence than De Crespigny Park could afford her; the younger desired a great many things, and flattered herself that a very simple step would put her in possession of them.
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Obvious enough were the perils of his situation, and she, as elder sister, recognised a duty towards him; she softened her voice, and endeavoured to re-establish the confidence of old time.
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It can not now be ascertained what share Feuillet may have had in any of the countless tales of the elder Dumas.
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The same evening that M. de Camors, the elder, returned to his home bent on suicide, his son, passing up the Avenue Maillot, was stopped by Lescande on the threshold of his villa.
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The elder, Eleanore-Jeanne, had married, during her father's life, the Comte de la Roche-Jugan-a man long past fifty, but still well worthy of being loved.
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Examples of Elder

Example #1
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #2
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #3
How many who think to follow the Lord strive only to be exalted as He is; they keep well out of the way of His abasement.
Example #4
What though my teeth are chattering, I am none the less a most miserable creature.
Example #5
And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
Example #6
Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.