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noun as in ancestor


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For Eyster, the service of his father, grandfather, and their forefathers were both inspiration and a psychological burden.

Those two songs made it official that we were the forefathers of Southern hip-hop.

Our forefathers, brave men all, fought and died and killed for the rights we have as Americans today.

Smaug, of course, is the dragon who stole the dwarves land from Thorin and his forefathers.

According to our forefathers,” he said, “God is the platform.

It was the land of his forefathers; and with what views, with what feelings, was he first to set his foot upon its shores!

You have heard what hardships our forefathers went through, while they were fighting the battles of liberty.

The Infanta Margaret had indeed, at the time of her marriage, renounced her rights to the kingdom of her forefathers.

Seldom, very seldom would I go to war—never, unless for some great principle, such as that for which our forefathers contended.

And impersonally his admiration for the land of one set of forefathers grew, although personally he remained cold.

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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forefathers, such as: predecessor, antecedent, ascendant, precursor, patriarch, and progenitor.

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