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synonyms for forefather

  • antecedent(s)
  • ascendant
  • patriarch
  • precursor
  • predecessor
  • primogenitor
  • progenitor
  • forebearer
  • procreator
See also synonyms for: forefathers
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Their colonies here are predicated on the notion that their forefathers discovered an unpeopled dry wilderness, which they irrigated into their own slice of Eden.
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He is truly one of the forefathers of making reggae live in London.
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Ancestor, an′ses-tur, n. one from whom a person has descended: a forefather:—fem.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
The oldest and best of all Sanskrit dramas, Hanuman-Natak, is ascribed to this talented forefather of ours.
FROM THE CAVES AND JUNGLES OF HINDOSTANHELENA PRETROVNA BLAVATSKY
It is your own forefather, MacIan with the broken sword, bleeding without hope at Culloden.
THE BALL AND THE CROSSG.K. CHESTERTON
I will not permit you, Captain Roland, to rob me of either forefather, either train of idea.
THE CAXTONS, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
Forefather's day was observed by the Nashville churches in the theological hall of Fisk University.
THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY, VOLUME 49, NO. 3, MARCH, 1895VARIOUS
Sir Everett Millais restored a pack of basset hounds by crossing them with a bloodhound, the original forefather of bassets.
THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JUNE, 1900VARIOUS
"Then it is not deterrent," mutters the gentleman whose rude forefather hooted the hangman.
A CYNIC LOOKS AT LIFEAMBROSE BIERCE
It was the culinary forefather of toad-in-the-hole, hot-pot, Irish stew, and of that devil-dreaded Cornish pasty.
OLD COOKERY BOOKS AND ANCIENT CUISINEWILLIAM CAREW HAZLITT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FOREFATHER

  • antecedent
  • antecessor
  • ascendant
  • forebear
  • forefather
  • foregoer
  • foremother
  • forerunner
  • founder
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • progenitor
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