forefather

[ fawr-fah-ther, fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF forefather
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOREFATHER

Orkins might be the forefather of a new race—a helluva race.

It remained upon the point of rock, and my forefather took it thence.

You see the further away your forefather is, the more the virtue.

Your forefather, who, in the revival of science, sought the secrets of Apollonius and Paracelsus.

It is said that in olden times the forefather of the Armenians had to flee for his life.

The white-eyed man was stationed at Lati,97 and is the forefather of all the people of Lati.

As his forefather's fate was, so shall his be, for in both of them dwells the same spirit.

No record, when my said forefather gave you other lands in place of them which you now hold?

We will see if this man can sing a death song as did Ragnar our forefather.

"Well known is the name of Ragnar Lodbrok, my forefather," said the jarl.

WORD ORIGIN

"ancestor," c.1300, from fore- + father (n.); perhaps directly from Old Norse forfaðir.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOREFATHER

ancestor

nounpredecessor in family
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