Definition of Firstborns

1. Noun. (plural of firstborn) ¹



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Definition of Firstborns

1. firstborn [n] - See also: firstborn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firstborns

first things first
first touch
first trimester
first truth
first unit
first violin
first violinist
first visceral cleft
first water
first woman
first women
first world problem
first world problems
firstborn
firstborns (current term)
firstcomer
firstcomers
firste
firster
firstest
firstfruit
firstfruits
firsthand
firstie
firsties
firstlight
firstling
firstlings
firstly

Literary usage of Firstborns

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1. Lectures on the Pentateuch and the Moabite stone by John William Colenso (1873)
"Moreover, it represents the Levites and their cattle as taken to be JEHOVAH'S, about a year afterwards, in place of all the firstborns and firstlings in ..."

2. Publications of the American Statistical Association by American Statistical Association (1920)
"This table shows that the fertility of the firstborns who married was practically the same as the ... PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION AND OF firstborns MARRIED. ..."

3. The Problem of the Old Testament Considered with Reference to Recent Criticism by James Orr (1906)
"In a family like Jacob's, eg, how many "firstborns" would be reckoned ; Reuben, ... 8), or all the firstborns of the several wives! Cf. the law, Deut. xxi. ..."

4. The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian by James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell (1866)
"The ease? is still stronger when we examine the small number of firstborns in that mighty army, only 22273, out of 1000000 of men and boys. ..."

5. Some Heresies Dealt with by Alexander Hay Japp (1899)
"... it seems highly probable that the Pesach meant originally the Passing-over of the firstborns of man and beast to the sun-god, and that the Canaanites, ..."

6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1863)
"Take Numbers, and the total of firstborns there given, as compared with the number of male adults: “If, of 900000 “males, 22273 are firstborns, ..."

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