Synonyms for generations

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To all the generations before our own matter was a sheer and positive density.

Bitterly he recalled the stain upon his family in generations gone by.

Every one on 'em's took back as much as three generations for their noses an' tempers.

But the accumulated weight of generations of broken law is on our heads.

On his father's side a pedigree of three generations can be traced.

In neither his father nor his mother was there any weakness, nor in the generations before them.

Generation by generation, down all the generations, had this fear of the Wild been stamped into their natures.

Sell this farm, an' it's been in our family these generations past!

And one of the two processes or generations is visible—for surely the act of dying is visible?

It will take us two generations to do it, my boy, but we'll alter the history of England.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "body of individuals born about the same period" (usually 30 years), from Old French generacion (12c.) and directly from Latin generationem (nominative generatio) "generating, generation," noun of action from past participle stem of generare "bring forth" (see genus). Meanings "act or process of procreation," "process of being formed," "offspring of the same parent" are late 14c.

Generation gap first recorded 1967; generation x is 1991, from Douglas Coupland book of that name; generation y attested by 1994. Related: Generational. Adjectival phrase first-generation, second-generation, etc. with reference to U.S. immigrants is from 1896.

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