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He rarely saw him or spoke to him when he was young, and his grandfather died while he was in college.

During that time, his stepfather and both grandfathers died, and he had to clean out their homes, too.

Many, many, many people on Twitter claimed Sanders as their uncle or grandfather.

Ilya Samsonov’s grandfather loved the game, and in time, so did he.

Her grandfather lived around the corner from my grandfather.

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Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”

His grandfather, a pastor, had visited the church decades before—in the 1980s—when the church was popular within the community.

His great-grandfather, David Yellin, was a prominent Zionist scholar and Israeli pioneer.

Meanwhile, his grandfather was named Marion—also the birth name of John Wayne.

My grandfather lived fast and large—he liked his liquor and his tobacco, and he was also an ace gambler.

He grew very restless, for it was a long time before Grandfather Mole appeared.

But she told Grandfather Mole that it was all right—that she knew a person of his age ought not to go without his breakfast.

And he had waited so long for Grandfather Mole that he had begun to feel hungry again.

One thing was certain: Grandfather Mole could travel much faster through the water than he could underground.

Then Jimmy remembered suddenly that he had to meet Grandfather Mole over there.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grandfather, such as: ancestor, grandpa, patriarch, elder, forefather, and gramps.

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