ANCESTOR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANCESTOR
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ancestor
 n.  a person related to you who lived a long time ago; forefather, forerunner, or predecessor
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  The lady was a picture, bought by Oliver because he liked the picture; the man was an ancestor.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
2  He was a talk producer, that ancestor.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
3  That," he indicated the man with a horse, "was my ancestor.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
4  During this time she gave birth to a child whose color was remarked, but traced to some brunette ancestor, and one of the fashionable dames of the city was its godmother.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
5  Sire," resumed the man with the petition, "I had for ancestor a keeper of the hounds surnamed Lesgueules.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
6  From Jove hath our race beginning; in Jove the men of Dardania rejoice as ancestor; our King himself of Jove's supreme race, Aeneas of Troy, hath sent us to thy courts.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
7  And then her rage broke, the same rage that drove Gerald to murder and other Irish ancestors to misdeeds that cost them their necks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
8  There were too many Irish ancestors crowding behind Gerald's shoulders, men who had died on scant acres, fighting to the end rather than leave the homes where they had lived, plowed, loved, begotten sons.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  He did not have behind him a long line of ancestors of wealth, prominence and blood.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
10  The whale of to-day is as big as his ancestors in Pliny's time.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He...
11  Seeing the throng, Marija abandoned precipitately the debate concerning the ancestors of her coachman, and, springing from the moving carriage, plunged in and proceeded to clear a way to the hall.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
12  His father, and his father's father before him, and as many ancestors back as legend could go, had lived in that part of Lithuania known as Brelovicz, the Imperial Forest.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
13  The ancestors of these black people had been savages in Africa; and since then they had been chattel slaves, or had been held down by a community ruled by the traditions of slavery.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
14  themselves in their ancestors than the natives of any other.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
15  His own education had taught him no skill in the games of chivalry, although, with the arms of his Saxon ancestors, he had manifested himself, on many occasions, a brave and determined soldier.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  Lineages of descent from a female ancestor are thus prime substructures composing a macaque troop.
2  The builder of the manor house is a direct ancestor of the present owner.
3  Many species have diverged from a single ancestor.
4  The three species evolved from a single ancestor.
5  He said it was a very old name in that neighborhood; that the ancestor of the house was wealthy.
6  Using a new database of genetic traits, a group of scientists have discovered that humankind's most common ancestor with other placental mammals was a rat-sized animal with a long tail that likely lived on insects.
7  He was proud of his genealogy and constantly referred to the achievements of his ancestors.
8  Our ancestors started adding the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide principally by cutting down trees for farming; whereas methane production started with wet farming of rice.
9  He could trace his ancestors back seven hundred years.
10  The Qingming Festival is an opportunity to remember and honour our deceased ancestors.