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Adjective
Born earlier
“I'm sure others will come up with more, the heavens, just as they had done for each and every one of my elder brothers every time one of them got knocked down.”
Noun
A person of advanced years
“… in that Asian society elders are accorded great respect.”
Noun
One who is older than another
“He is now an elder of the village church.”
Noun
A leader or senior figure in a tribe or other group
“These people were not chosen as community leaders and the elders did not teach the community to follow these two-spirited people.”
Noun
The senior member of a group
“… as the elder of the contingent of living former presidents, he was accorded a place of highest honor at the ceremonies.”
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