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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LINEAGE

Nothing that we know of in the circumstances of their birth or lineage will explain their appearance.

I envy you what smacks of a race, a name, an ancestry, a lineage.

I will not say nay to it, quoth he, and asked her name and lineage.

He then commanded all the lineage of David to be put to death.

So too we are uninformed as to his lineage, except that his father's name was Simon.

The cloud was removed from my birth, the stain from my lineage.

“On account of his lineage,” Ruma ru chinamital; the expression is not clear.

She did not doubt however that her beloved husband's lineage was a most noble one.

The dark eyes had a haughty look, like a man proud of his lineage and his sex.

But this does not cast any reflection on the mother or on father's lineage.

WORD ORIGIN

late 17c. alteration (by influence of line (n.)) of Middle English linage (c.1300), from Old French lignage "descent, extraction, race," from ligne "line," from Latin linea (see line (n.)).

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