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White Southerners crave an innocent past, a personal distance from the sins of their ancestors.

Then in the Cambrian era, around 570 million years ago, recognizably complex animal life evolved, including vertebrate ancestors.

There is a notion of reincarnation; namely, that our children are really returning ancestors.

The exhibition explores four thematic roads, the first of which is the routes of our earliest ancestors.

“My ancestors are guayusa,” posits Frederico, with a more mystical approach to the genesis theory.

But that is past; and I feel, that could birth give dignity, my ancestors of Nassau reigned in this very palace!

Afterward, accompanied by his relatives, he proceeded to the room where were placed the tablets in memory of his ancestors.

In one case the result is due to the action of his ancestors and society, in the other to the act of God.

The primitive savages, who were the ancestors of all men, however civilized they may be, were students of Nature.

But our ancestors were generally so much blinded by prejudice that this inconsistency passed unnoticed.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ancestors, such as: clan, folk, group, house, household, and people.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.