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synonyms for ancestors

  • forebear
  • forefather
  • founder
  • antecedent
  • ascendant
  • foremother
  • forerunner
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • progenitor
  • antecessor
  • foregoer
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antonyms for ancestors

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  • descendant
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How to use ancestors in a sentence

But that is past; and I feel, that could birth give dignity, my ancestors of Nassau reigned in this very palace!
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Afterward, accompanied by his relatives, he proceeded to the room where were placed the tablets in memory of his ancestors.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
In one case the result is due to the action of his ancestors and society, in the other to the act of God.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
The primitive savages, who were the ancestors of all men, however civilized they may be, were students of Nature.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
But our ancestors were generally so much blinded by prejudice that this inconsistency passed unnoticed.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
It is not easy for us to see this question in the light in which it appeared to our ancestors.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
But before the Revolution our ancestors had known a standing army only as an instrument of lawless power.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
And you have quite a distinguished collection of real ancestors, and intellect instead of mere cleverness.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
These gentlemen respected me for myself alone without troubling their heads about my ancestors.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
My mother's ancestors lived there; and once, when the house was being repaired, she took me in to show me the old place.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
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WORDS RELATED TO ANCESTORS

  • ancestors
  • ancestries
  • births
  • bloods
  • broods
  • children
  • clans
  • classes
  • descendants
  • descents
  • dynasties
  • extractions
  • folks
  • forebears
  • genealogies
  • generations
  • genres
  • groups
  • heirs and assigns
  • households
  • houses
  • in-laws
  • inheritances
  • issues
  • kindreds
  • kinds
  • kith and kins
  • lineages
  • lines
  • menages
  • ménages
  • networks
  • parentage
  • pedigrees
  • people
  • progenies
  • races
  • relations
  • relationships
  • relatives
  • siblings
  • strains
  • subdivisions
  • systems
  • tribes
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