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Some of the people running those farms came from so many generations that they could point to the sites of their forebears’ land-working going back over four centuries.
A WRINKLE IN NATURE COULD LEAD TO ALIEN LIFE - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYCALEB SCHARFAPRIL 21, 2021NAUTILUS
Dubbed xenobots after their animal forebear, they could move independently, push objects, and even team up to create swarms.
XENOBOTS 2.0: THESE LIVING ROBOTS SELF-ASSEMBLE FROM FROG SKIN CELLSEDD GENTAPRIL 2, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
In my research as a historian of medicine, I’ve seen again and again the many ways our current pandemic has mirrored the one experienced by our forebears a century ago.
PEOPLE GAVE UP ON FLU PANDEMIC MEASURES A CENTURY AGO WHEN THEY TIRED OF THEM – AND PAID A PRICELGBTQ-EDITORMARCH 28, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
It’s been said that every movie eventually becomes a documentary, if only to show succeeding generations the ways their forebears behaved, what they valued and how they thought about life.
JESSICA WALTER AND GEORGE SEGAL PERSONIFIED A TIME WHEN MOVIES GREW UPANN HORNADAYMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The lamprey is one of a handful of animals that exist on the boundary between vertebrates and our invertebrate forebears.
THESE FOSSILIZED LAMPREY HATCHLINGS DISPROVE AN AGE-OLD EVOLUTIONARY THEORYPHILIP KIEFERMARCH 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It just becomes that much harder to bemoan the hardship of wearing a mask in a supermarket when you think of your forebears going to bed each night for a year, waiting for the sirens.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Since 2014, Bush has chronicled the rituals of her forebears in Maryland’s Goth community.
DO ‘ELDER GOTHS’ HOLD THE SECRET TO AGING SUCCESSFULLY?DAVID WALTERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
And, by almost any metric, where we’re in the safest time in history, and we’re also living a ridiculously long time compared to our forebears.
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And, if players today can simply refuse to play a game in the name of racial justice, it is because their forebears made them more secure as workers.
THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS LED THE WAY AS ATHLETES TOOK A STAND OVER JACOB BLAKE. PLAYERS DECADES AGO HELPED WIN THEM THE POWER TO SPEAK UPTHERESA RUNSTEDTLERAUGUST 28, 2020TIME
The shield and helmet of one of Brittanys dukes of the Montfort line, Annes immediate forebear, adorn the gable of the main faade.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
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WORDS RELATED TO FOREBEAR

  • ancestor
  • antecedent
  • antecessor
  • forebear
  • foregoer
  • forerunner
  • former
  • precursor
  • previous
  • prior
  • prototype
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