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What is the opposite of last?

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Opposite of coming after all others in order
“The first procedure is to remove panels you will not be working with at this time.”
Opposite of coming after all others in time
“The city was in the beginning stages of being built but already gave glimpses of how impressive it would look when completed.”
Opposite of lowest in rank or degree
“As always, the highest placed team will go to the Bahamas this year.”
Opposite of only remaining
“Hugh is one of many celebrities set to appear on the Wyvern Theatre's stage this spring.”
Opposite of most recent in time
“I'm sure we will have something worked out in the next week or two.”
Opposite of serving to put an end to all debate
“Cliff was frustrated by the slow and inconclusive police investigation.”
(the last) Opposite of being the least desirable or wanted
“If and when I ever get out of this house, the first thing I want is ice cream, with a chocolate stick in it.”
(the last) Opposite of being the least likely (to happen)
“Our lack of self-confidence convinces us that failure is the most probable outcome of any endeavor.”
(somewhat rare) Opposite of highest in degree
“Some of the matters to which I have referred on their own might seem inconsequential or of minor importance only.”
Opposite of of the greatest possible distance
Opposite of former or previous
“After enjoying the variety that my current job affords me, I don't know if I could go back to doing the same thing day in, day out.”
Opposite of furthest from the center or a given point
“A single, solitary tear fell from her eye, then landed on the centermost part of the rose.”
Opposite of at the back of or behind something
Opposite of providing a conclusion or finality, especially to an issue, debate or argument
Opposite of occurring or existing at the end of a process or period of time
Opposite of of the greatest possible degree or amount
Opposite of being the best or most extreme example of its kind
“They would often accuse me of being closed-minded, which was about the worst insult anyone could have thrown at me.”
Opposite of to remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
“The movie would end abruptly as Tarzan became a snack for some emotionally underdeveloped but visually alert predator who lacked a feelings-oriented adviser.”
Opposite of to persist in a given state or position despite adversity
“It may have been only the disciplinary problem that led the twenty-year-old Thoreau to quit.”
Opposite of to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
Opposite of to withstand continued use or life in a specified way
“Wood systems are heavier than plastic, and the wood will eventually deteriorate.”
Opposite of to last or cause to last longer than expected
“Considerable pains have been taken to shorten the period of this defalcation and to diminish its amount.”
(of a person or species) Opposite of to continue to live, especially in spite of danger or hardship
“They accept the fact that they signed up to be warriors, and warriors fight, and often die fighting.”
Opposite of to remain somewhere for an extended period of time
“They had waited long enough and decided to leave the premises after their clients had failed to show up.”
(sequence) Opposite of after everything else
“I will take my own piece of humble pie but firstly I want to honor the courage of the town clerk for his actions.”
(discourse marker) Opposite of used to signal that the speaker is about to yield control of the conversation
First, allow me to introduce myself.”
Opposite of as the last in a series of related events or items
“Claiming initially that his goal was only to reclaim his patrimony, it soon became clear that he intended to claim the throne for himself.”
Opposite of the end or last moment, especially death
“In the beginning, there was darkness, and the earth was a formless void.”
Opposite of the second or second mentioned of two
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