forebears[ fawr-bair, fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF forebears
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOREBEARS
The zebra is striped 356rather than spotted because its forebears wore stripes.
You'll find it easy to trace the strong resemblance Frankie has to his forebears.
Like his forebears and contemporaries, he looked upon man as the real being.
The trumpet-call of her forebears was in those stirring lines.
By the by, father, he says, that the grand old place once belonged to my forebears.
The sudden emotions of his Gallic forebears swept through him.
And no doubt Max inherits the taste for a seafaring life from me and my forebears.
Oh, if ye were my real captain, and like our forebears of the past!
These are superstitions that came down to him by tradition from his forebears.
His forebears were Maryland Catholics who had emigrated to Kentucky.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOREBEARS
- heirs and assigns
- kith and kin