at the earliest
no earlier than the time or date mentioned
Work will begin in October at the very earliest.
1. Here you can trace the history of China from its earliest beginnings to the modern era. 在这里你可以追寻到中国人从远古到现代的全部历史。
2. Humboldt wrote: "From earliest youth I had dreamed longingly of travelling in faraway countries, rarely visited by Europeans. 洪堡写道：“很小的时候，我就做梦憧憬着去远方那些欧洲人很少去过的国度旅行。
3. One of her earliest memories, from age four, is of sketching her parents all dressed up to go out for the evening. 她最早的记忆之一是4岁时描绘父母身着盛装外出赴晚宴。"