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 Sentences of ancestor
n. forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor
He said it was a very old name in that neighborhood; that the ancestor of the house was wealthy.
Sentence in Classic:
When Niccolo da Castello, the ancestor of the Vitelli, returned to his country out of exile, he straightway pulled down the two fortresses built there by Pope Sixtus IV.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
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 Context
I have a theory that the individual represents in his development the whole procession of his ancestors, and that such a sudden turn to good or evil stands for some strong influence which came into the line of his pedigree.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The themes were the same that had been illuminated upon similar occasions by their mothers before them, their grandmothers, and doubtless all their ancestors in the female line clear back to the Crusades.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Would you, after the fashion of our ancestors, increase the strength of Rome by admitting the vanquished to the rights of citizenship, here you have opportunity to do so, and with the greatest glory to yourselves.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics, and my father had filled several public situations with honour and reputation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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 Context
That these were the ornament and bulwark of the kingdom, worthy followers of their most renowned ancestors, whose honour had been the reward of their virtue, from which their posterity were never once known to degenerate.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
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 Context