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Should we live like our hunter-gatherer forebears, run barefoot and eat nothing but meat, nuts, and fruit?

One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.

Somewhere along the way, we have forgotten the lessons learned by our Victorian forebears.

The Cosmopolis protestors go a step beyond their real-world forebears.

At 65, he says, he has already lived longer than any of his male forebears going back three generations.

Our forebears travelled the roads from necessity, and saw nothing save unromantic discomforts in their journeyings to and fro.

But our forebears were composed of less delicate nerves and tougher thews and sinews than ourselves.

Unfortunately, however, our forebears were not yet educated to a proper appreciation and admiration of scenery.

But he seemed satisfied when Harry told him that the negro's forebears for many generations back had belonged to the Herndons.

They and their forebears were compelled to forego some present ease and comfort, but always kept open the door to the future.


On this page you'll find 188 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forebears, such as: ancestor, ancestry, antecessor, blood, descent, and extraction.

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