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senior

(Higher in priority), noun chief, first, foremost, key major, most important, most significant, paramount, takes precedence, uppermost
Associated concepts: bankruptcy, seniority

senior

(Older), noun adult, advanced in years, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, early, elderly, older, older man, older woman, one of the older generation, original, senior citizen, superannuated, veteran, vintage
Associated concepts: elder law
See also: adult, chief, director, principal, superior

SENIOR. The elder. This addition is sometimes made to a man's name, when two persons bear the same, in order to distinguish them. In practice when nothing is mentioned, the senior is intended. 3 Miss. R. 59. See Junior.

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The cubs tumbled over each other in the center of the circle where their mothers and fathers sat, and now and again a senior wolf would go quietly up to a cub, look at him carefully, and return to his place on noiseless feet.
Two and thirty of the seniors and fifteen of the novices, most holy father.
The seniors of the sex wrangled in Sunday controversy; and the juniors of the sex slumbered over Sunday books.
I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
Bashful or bold then, he will know how to make us seniors very unnecessary.
Are we, I wonder, quite such genuine boys and girls now as our seniors were in their time?
They were, for the most part, men of mature age; but the rest of the company consisted of young fellows from eighteen to twenty-five, the ready and capable agents who carried out the commands of their seniors.
But once Tashtego's senior, an old Gay-Head Indian among the crew, superstitiously asserted that not till he was full forty years old did Ahab become that way branded, and then it came upon him, not in the fury of any mortal fray, but in an elemental strife at sea.
Not a bit; the senior editor read it and thought it highly instructive; it appears in the next issue.
He is not the Emelia whom you know, but a man who, like myself, is a privy councillor, as well as represents, with myself, the senior and oldest official in our department.
The senior chief of the Shoshonies was a thinking man, and a man of observation.
He was so good and so anxious to learn, and flushed so pink, that his education was cut short, and he was left to his own devices by every one except the Senior Subaltern, who continued to make life a burden to The Worm.