ANCESTRAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANCESTRAL
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ancestral
 a.  inherited or inheritable by established rules
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  My comrades strip, and, slippery with oil, exercise their ancestral contests; glad to have got past so many Argive towns, and held on their flight through the encircling foe.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
2  But him Orestes, aflame with passionate desire for his stolen bride, and driven by the furies of crime, catches unguarded and murders at his ancestral altars.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
3  Two head of oxen Acestes, the seed of Troy, gives to each of your ships by tale: invite to the feast your own ancestral gods of the household, and those whom our host Acestes worships.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
4  The Albans taught it their children; on from them mighty Rome received it and kept the ancestral observance; and now it is called Troy, and the boys the Trojan troop.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
5  Some uplift the heavy bier, a melancholy service, and with averted faces in their ancestral fashion hold and thrust in the torch.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
6  He gives orders to call them within his house, and takes his seat in the midst on his ancestral throne.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
7  His house, stately and vast, crowned the city, upreared on an hundred columns, once the palace of Laurentian Picus, amid awful groves of ancestral sanctity.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
8  There is a high grove by the cold river of Caere, widely revered in ancestral awe; sheltering hills shut it in all about and girdle the woodland with their dark firs.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
9  Here Caesar Augustus, leading Italy to battle with Fathers and People, with gods of household and of state, stands on the lofty stern; prosperous flames jet round his brow, and his ancestral star dawns overhead.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
10  Hither in ancestral fashion hath each borne the bodies of his kin; the dark fire is lit beneath, and the vapour hides high heaven in gloom.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
11  He was founding a town, named Argyripa after his ancestral people, on the conquered fields of Iapygian Garganus.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
12  Turn to Aeneas with the gifts you bear to me from your ancestral borders.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
13  Dr. Roylott then abandoned his attempts to establish himself in practice in London and took us to live with him in the old ancestral house at Stoke Moran.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
14  His first act was to establish himself as near to his ancestral home as he could, and his second was to cultivate a friendship with Sir Charles Baskerville and with the neighbours.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
15  His gorgeous pink rag of a suit made a bright spot of color against the white steps and I thought of the night when I first came to his ancestral home three months before.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence:
1  On the key issue of land rights, it called for a mechanism to study ancestral links to the land.